Sex & sexual health
Helps find sexual and reproductive health care services in your local area.
Just text your POSTCODE to 07781 470056 and they will text you back a list of choices.
0333 800 7808
Helpline: 01708 765200
Provides free, confidential support for people under 25 via online, social and mobile.
Telephone: 0808 808 4994
National Sexual Health Helpline provided by Public Health England
Phone: 0300 123 7123 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 8pm)
Family Planning Association
Terrence Higgins Trust
THT Direct: 0808 802 1221
Confidential text and webchat service for young people under 25 offering sexual health information, support and signposting. You can contact an Ask Brook advisor by text on 07717 989 023 (standard SMS rates) and webchat (IM).
The freetest.me service offers free chlamydia testing and HIV testing in participating regions.
Living Well Essex
Providers of contraceptive and sexual health services in Essex:
Mid Essex (Maldon, Braintree and Chelmsford):
Telephone: 0300 003 1212
Addison Health Care Complex, Harlow: 01279 827676
Fairfield Centre, Chelmsford: 01245 315901
Colchester Sexual Health Clinic: 01206 745371/745372/745373
Anthony Wisdom Centre, Orsett Hospital: 01268 592214
Southend Hospital: 01702 385120 (male) 01702 385121 (female)
Clacton and District Hospital: 01255 201698
Fryatt Hospital, Harwich: 01255 201216
Yellow Door – Canvey Island Youth Project
Telephone: 01268 683431
A small local charity based on Canvey Island, Essex helping young people between 11 and 25 years. They have an advice and support drop-in which is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm as well as counselling and befriending services. They also offer specialist support for homelessness, drug and alcohol, sexual health, under 18, young parents and special needs (learning difficulties).
Colchester and Tendring Youth Enquiry Service
Telephone: 01206 710771 (Colchester) or 01255 434601(Tendring) - 24 hour answerphone
y.e.s. provides a confidential, non-judgemental and informal service for young people between the ages of 11 and 25 within Colchester and Tendring, who are facing difficulties in their lives.
Safe in Essex
Safe in Essex provides awareness and intervention options for children and young people and improve their future outcomes. Workshops and school programmes.
Telephone for more information: 01245 493 311
Children at Risk of Exploitation (CARE)
Providing specialist support to young people aged 8-24 years who are victims of, or at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).
Telephone: 01245 493 311
NHS STI film