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 - Redbridge information, 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