Are you a young person in need advice or support? You’ve come to the right place. Within this section there are links to a wide range of advice and support topics.

If you’re unsure about anything, you can always confide in a Young Hackney worker. They’ll listen to your problems without judging you or criticising, and if you need support, they can put you in touch with someone who can help you. Drop in at your local centre and they’ll be happy to make time to talk to you in confidence.

Covid-19 Vaccinations

If you’re aged 12 – 15, you can now get the Covid vaccine. You don’t need to contact the NHS to arrange your vaccine, your school or GP will be in touch.⁣ If you’re 16 or over and haven’t been vaccinated yet, please book your appointment straight away.

Young Carers

Many young people don’t see themselves as young carers. However, if you find yourself looking after a family member, taking care of housework, translating and/or taking on other responsibilities, then we want to help.

Health

This page has advice on health-related issues, including where to get help with issues such as sexual health and contraception.

Sexual Health

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We all have a responsibility for our own sexual health, and that of others. This page has information on STIs and free and confidential ways to get tested, including through a simple home testing kit.

Drugs & Alcohol

We aim to give you the facts about drugs and alcohol – the highs as well as the lows, which means you can make your own choices. Contact the Young Hackney Substance Misuse Service today. We have also created a podcast series aiming to give you the facts about drugs and alcohol so you can make informed choices, which you can listen to here.

Disabilities

Find out about the support available to young people with disabilities in Hackney here.

Housing

This page has all the options available to you as a young person looking for housing in the London Borough of Hackney.

Jobs & Training

There are lots of ways to discover a career that suits you, gain some experience and access the right training. We are here to help you navigate these options!

Relationships

If you’re in need of relationship advice, there are plenty of websites out there where you can find out what you need to know.

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