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Information about sources of support for young people about sex. Provides a wide range of facts, personal stories, and advice.
Confidential Health Advice for Teenagers (CHAT)
Main line: 01244 538883
Thursday 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Holywell Youth Info Shop
79 High Street
Wednesday 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Flintshire’s Confidential Health Advice for Teenagers sessions provide information regarding all aspects of both physical and mental health. The sessions are mainly staffed by school nurses. If you’re worried about your wellbeing in any way, don’t suffer in silence – come along to one of our drop-in sessions and we will do our best to help.
Anything that you tell us will be treated with the strictest confidence – we won’t tell anyone else unless you want us to. We’re friendly and understanding, and we know how hard it is sometimes to talk about your problems. We can give advice about various illnesses, information on how to stay well, and suggestions for the steps to take if you’re worried about the health of someone else.
We also have links with other health and support services which might be able to help you – we can give you their contact details if you ask.
Sexual Health Clinics
The Quay Health Centre
Monday 9:30AM to 7:00PM
Thursday 9:30AM to 7:00PM
Sexual health clinics are sometimes known as genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinics. GUM deals with the male and female sexual organs and the urinary system. You can make an appointment to see someone at a sexual health clinic without being referred by your GP.
Sexual health clinics can give you tests for sexual and urinary health problems – such as sexually transmitted infections (STI’s), cystitis, and thrush. At most GUM clinics you can make an appointment for a general check up, which also include tests for a range of STIs.
GUM clinics can also provide contraceptive advice, including free emergency contraception and condoms. Some clinics may also be able to write a prescription for the contraceptive pill, and provide cervical smear tests. They can also offer advice and counselling on a range of sexual health issues, and provide support if you're having an HIV test, or if you have been diagnosed as HIV positive.
If you visit a GUM clinic, everything that is discussed is completely confidential. Your GP will not be told about your visit, and you do not have to give your real name if you do not want to.
Are You Thinking
Website: www.ruthinking.co.uk (new window)
Are You Thinking is a site for young people who are concerned in any way about sex. Whether you’re after facts, advice or personal stories, this is the place to go. The site has two separate areas for males and females, so you’re guaranteed to get the information that’s relevant to you.
If you’re thinking about having sex for the first time, we’ve noted a few things to consider before you decide. We’ve got information about contraception, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases – as well as notes about sex and the law.
If you need help in a hurry, check out our emergency section which will guide you onto the right path with your decisions. You can search our site for any topics, and we will do our best to provide you with the most relevant and up-to-date information.
Helpline Telephone: 0808 802 1234
Free from a landline phone: Yes
Free from a mobile phone: Yes
Appears on phone bill: No
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Anyone can ask Brook anything about sexual health, including information, support and signposting about relationships, contraception, abortion, body worries around sexual health, sex infections and sexuality.
Tell us what's worrying you and we won't laugh, tut or tell. The Ask Brook information service offers a confidential helpline, online enquiry service and text information service.
Ask Brook is available free and in confidence to all young people under the age of 25.
Like It Is
Website: www.likeitis.org (new window)
If you’re fed up of reading stuff about sex which doesn’t tell you what you really want to know, Like It Is will tell you everything exactly as it is. We designed our site without frills, without judgement, and there’s definitely no holds barred.
On the site there are sections on pregnancy, periods, sex and contraception. You can test your knowledge with our interactive quizzes, and read the results of our teenage sex survey.
There’s an interactive locker room where you can check out some more facts and advice for young people. You can also access further help and advice through taking a look at other services that have linked to us.
If you can’t find the information you need from our site, then feel free to email us and we’ll do our best to help you out.