Image showing the YPF and EHC branding logos

Young People Friendly (YPF) Services for you in Redbridge

We know, as a young person, there may be 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.

YPF is a scheme operated as an advice and support service for young people in Redbridge and is managed by Redbridge 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 green YPF 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 offer free 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. This is 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 green 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
Cordeve Pharmacy 70 Chadwell Heath Lane, RM6 4NP




Yes Yes Yes
Eden Pharmacy 79-85 Goodmayes Rd, IG3 9UB 020 8597 3477 Yes Yes Yes
Fairlop Pharmacy 87 High Street, Barkingside, IG6 2AH 020 8551 3017 Yes Yes Yes
Hainault Youth Centre Huntsman Rd, Hainault, IG6 3SY 020 8500 8071 Yes No Yes
Pharmaram 600 High Road Seven Kings, Essex IG3 8BS 020 8599 4436 Yes Yes Yes
P & S Chemist 111 Ilford Lane, IG1 2RJ 020 8478 6108 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
Well-Chem Pharmacy 641 High Street, Seven Kings, IG3 8RA 020 8590 1624 Yes Yes Yes
Woodlands Pharmacy 119 Hampton Road, Ilford, IG1 1PR 020 8478 0261 Yes Yes Yes
Zadams Pharmacy 841 High Road, Ilford, 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 get access to free condoms.

Remember you can always talk to a member of staff at school, such as your teacher, 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 you are worried about confidentiality and how your information will be used, ask the person you are speaking with to explain their policy.

Sexual health and contraception information and local support services

Local contraceptive and sexual health services - website listing all the contraceptive and sexual health services you can attend as a young person

Redbridge Bewize - sexual health support service for young people in Redbridge

Information on contraception - Information on Contraception, including Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

Relationship support services

Think u know - sexual online abuse support

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

Disrespect Nobody -  government website exploring healthy and respectful teenage relationships

Mental health and wellbeing support

Kooth - free online counselling service for young people in Redbridge

Elop - holistic gay and lesbian support centre for young people in Redbridge

Zoteria - An app specifically designed for reporting LGBTQ+ hate crimes, the Zoteria app has been developed to give you the confidence to be able to report crimes and get support, confidentially.  Before opening, the app appears on screens as a ‘quotes’ app, to prevent users being outed as members of the LGBTQ+ community. It also has multiple safety measures, including a secret mode and a quick exit button.  The free app is available on google play and the app store.  

Childline -  online help from a Childline Counsellor

Mental health and wellbeing - information and support services for young people in Redbridge

Other useful links

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

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