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Young People Friendly (YPF) Services for you in Redbridge

We know at the moment there are so many things that you may be anxious and worried about.  We don’t want your sexual health to be one of them.  On this page you will find information about, and links to, free and confidential sexual health services such as free condoms, the Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) and Chlamydia screening. At the bottom of the page there are also some links to relationship abuse support services.

YPF is a scheme operated as an advice and support service for young people in Redbridge and is managed by the Youth Service. It was created to ensure sexual health services are easier for young people to find and use. It enables services to take a friendly approach towards young people. If a service displays the YPF logo, green logo above, in the window or door it means that the place has been checked by us and young people.  It also means the staff have been trained to make sure the service they give you is:

  • Youth friendly and Accessible
  • Professional and Non-judgemental
  • Free and Confidential

Young people can access condoms, via the C-Card  at all our YPF approved sites.

Our approved pharmacies also free offer Chlamydia Screening and the EHC, which you may know as the morning after pill.  The EHC is a tablet you can take up to 72 hours after unprotected sex, i.e. no contraception used or condom split, to help prevent pregnancy. They are available free from any pharmacy displaying the blue EHC logo, as shown above. 

The YPF service is confidential and you can walk in and access services at any site displaying the YPF logo. Unless they are very concerned about your safety they won't tell anybody that you have used the service. Even if you are under 16. Some YPF sites display posters which explain how confidentiality works there.  If you are worried, you can ask the person serving you what will happen about any conversations you have with them or information you may give them.

We ask young people to mystery shop all of our YPF sites annually so that they can retain the YPF approval logo.

YPF Site Address Tel. Condoms EHC Chlamydia Screening
Allens Pharmacy 19 Electric Parade, South Woodford, E18 2LY 020 8989 3353 Yes Yes Yes
Britannia Pharmacy 414-416 Green Lane IG3 9JX 020 8590 6477 Yes Yes Yes
Britannia Pharmacy 21-23 Horns Rd, Newbury Park IG2 6BN 020 8554 1313 Yes Yes Yes
Britannia Pharmacy 265 Aldborough Road South, Seven Kings IG3 8JB 020 8590 2353 Yes Yes Yes
Britannia Pharmacy Loxford Polyclinic, 417 Ilford Lane, IG1 2SN 020 8478 4347 Yes Yes Yes
Eden Pharmacy 79-85 Goodmayes Rd, IG3 9UB 020 8597 3477 Yes Yes Yes
Hainault Youth Centre Huntsman Rd, Hainault, IG6 3SY 020 8500 8071 Yes No Yes
Lloyds Pharmacy 2 Brookes Parade, Goodmayes, IG3 9RT 020 8599 2495 Yes Yes Yes
Lloyds Pharmacy 155 Manford Way, Chigwell, IG7 4DN 020 8500 7070 Yes Yes Yes
Wanstead Pharmacy 75-77 High Street, Wanstead, E11 2BB 020 8989 0597 Yes Yes Yes
Wellbeing Chemist 1207 High Rd, Chadwell Heath, RM6 4DL 020 8598 8815 Yes Yes Yes
Zadams Chemist

841 High Rd, Goodmayes, IG3 8TG

020 8599 3150

Yes Yes Yes

 

 

We know that good relationships need to be based on trust, friendship, pleasure and consent.  However, sometimes things don’t work out the way you planned.  Whatever has happened in your relationship you must always remember there is help and support available to you if you need it.

You can  get support from Hainault Youth Centre.  There you will find Youth Workers that can offer help and advice.  You can also sign up to the C-Card and access to free condoms (please note this centre is currently closed due to COVID)

Please also remember you can always talk to a member of staff, such as your teacher, at school if you need help or support.  You can also talk to an adult you know that you trust and feel comfortable talking to.  Whoever you choose to talk to, please do it as soon as possible.  The sooner you talk to someone the sooner you can get the help and support that you need. 

You can get additional help and support from the services below. If you contact a service and are worried about confidentiality and how your information will be used please ask the person you are speaking with to explain their policy.

Kooth - free online counselling service for young people in Redbridge

Think u know - sexual online abuse support

Childline -  online help from a Childline Counsellor

Childline Abuse Support - childline help and support on abuse in relationships

Nia support for young women - sexual violence and abuse help

Abuse support for young men and boys - sexual and domestic abuse service for men and boys

Information on Contraception - Redbridge information, including Long-Acting Reversable Contraception (LARC)

Disrespect Nobody -  government website exploring healthy and respectful teenage relationships

The mix - website covering everything from sex and relationships to working and studying.

Local Contraceptive and Sexual Health Services - website listing all the contraceptive and sexual health services you can attend as a young person.

NHS Live Well -  NHS website about everything to do with health

Mental Health and Wellbeing - Information and support services for young people in Redbridge

 

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