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This page holds information about general health services available to you. Please use the menu on the left hand side of this page for specific problem areas.

 
City & Hackney’s website for health information and free advice for young people including:
  • Videos
  • Alcohol calculator
  • STI body map
  • Online & mobile games
  • Cntraceptives comparison chart
  • Loads of other health tips and facts

NHS Direct

If you’re feeling unwell, or if you need advice about a health problem, you can call the NHS Direct telephone service on 0845 4647 at any time of the day or night. You will be asked to provide some basic information about yourself and to describe the nature of your call:

  • what the symptoms are, how they affect you/the person who is feeling ill 
  • when they began
  • what you/the person have tried already
  • any drugs you/the person are already taking
  • any existing medical conditions
  • anything else you think is relevant.

Sho-me

See: http://www.sho-me.nhs.uk/ Information on all aspects of sexual health available in Hackney and surrounding boroughs.

Talk to Frank

Confidental drugs information and advice 24 hours a day. there is also a free helpline: 0800 776 600, or you can email frank@talktofrank.com

Young Minds

Information and advice about mental health and emotional well-being.

A free, confidential service that gives you the support and information if you are in a difficult streeful situation. You might need to be put in touch with somewhere safe to stay the night, need refferring to an organisation that deals with eating disorders, or you might just want a listening ear. Get Connected offer a FREE, confidential helpline 0808 808 4994, open 1pm-11pm everyday. Alternatively, you can email: help@getconnected.org.uk

The Site

Run by online charity YouthNet, this site offers advice and guidance on all the important issues that you face today: sex and relationships; drink and drugs; work and study; housing, legal and money issues; health and wellbeing; travel and free time.

Direct Gov

Your health is important. Find out how to stay healthy, look after your sexual health and cope with drugs or eating disorders.
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