Where else can I get help?

Helplines

Free online services

Websites

Paid for services

Helplines

Sexual Health Line 0300 123 7123
Free confidential information and advice on sexual health.
Monday to Friday, 9am – 8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 4pm

NHS 111
Dial 111
NHS information and advice service for England, providing advice and details of medical services including where to go for emergency contraception.

NHS DIrect Wales
Dial 0845 46 47

NHS health advice and information service, providing advice and details of medical services in Wales including where to go for emergency contraception.

NHS 24
Dial 111

NHS information and advice service, providing advice and details of medical services in Scotland, including where to go for emergency contraception.

Free online services

FreeTest.me

Offers free home testing kits for chlamydia and some other sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. The service is only available in participating regions of the UK and may have age restrictions. Visit freetest.me to see if you can order a kit. In some areas you can collect a kit from local stockists.

SH:24
SH:24 is an online sexual and reproductive health service delivered in partnership with the NHS. We provide free sexually transmitted infection (STI) test kits, information and advice 24 hours a day. Our free STI test kits are available in six locations across the UK (Essex, Lambeth, Southwark, Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire and Herefordshire). Our nurse-led webchat and talk-by-text features can be used by anyone with a question about their sexual or reproductive health.

Websites

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Contraception

The European Society of Contraception provides research into, supports and promotes contraception and reproductive health care in Europe.

Margaret Pyke Centre runs training courses for professionals and carries out research funded by the Margaret Pyke Memorial Trust.

NAM has a useful tool to help women living with HIV choose contraception.

Disability

Outsiders is a group which helps socially and physically disabled people in their personal development, including sex and relationships.

Silver Sex sell handmade furniture to help people with disabilities enjoy sex.

General

Be Real is a campaign to promote better body confidence for everyone.

Boots WebMD provides information on various sexual health topics. Also sells some types of contraception as well as tests and medication for some sexually transmitted infections.

Drink Aware Trust provides useful information about alcohol and drinking. They have information for men and women who are planning a pregnancy, and for women who are pregnant.

Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation is a charity raising awareness of ectopic pregnancies with a 24-hour helpline for women around the world who think they might be having an ectopic pregnancy.

Fertility Care Scotland A charitable organisation of voluntary trained and accredited teachers of the Billings Ovulation Method™. Provides free teaching of the method and also run a training course every 18 months for new teachers.

Fertility UK is the national fertility awareness and natural family planning service for the UK. The service provides comprehensive and objective information to the general public and health professionals on all aspects of fertility awareness.

Infertility Network UK provides support to those affected by infertility, as well as providing information, practical and emotional support.

Male health gives advice on all aspects of men's health.

Marie Stopes International provides information for the public and professionals on services including contraception, sterilisation, abortion and health screening.

Miscarriage Association produces leaflets, factsheets and audiotapes which answer the most commonly asked questions about pregnancy loss, and help people who have been through this experience.

National Society for Epilepsy provides up to date information on all aspects of living with epilepsy. Their website includes specific information for women around epilepsy and contraception and epilepsy and pregnancy.

NHS Smokefree is an online resource for advice, information and support for people who need to stop smoking.

Public Health Agency provides health information, including sexual health, for people in Northern Ireland.

Public Health England supports the public so they can protect and improve their own health and shares data, information and expertise to help organisations and professionals make improvements in the public’s health.

Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists provides information for the public and professionals on male and female sterilisation and abortion.

Women's Health Concern is a charitable organisation which provides information to help educate and support women with their healthcare.

Parents and carers

Family and Childcare Trust researches what matters to families and parents, supporting them in bringing up their children. It has a range of resources for parents.

Family Lives provides help and support on all aspects of family life.

FFLAG supports parents and their gay, lesbian and bisexual sons and daughters. Has a network of local parents' groups and contacts.

Parenting across Scotland is a partnership of charities providing information and support to parents and families in Scotland.

Working families provides help for working parents and carers.

Pregnancy

NAM have a useful tool on planning a pregnancy if you or your male partner are HIV-positive.

National Childbirth Trust (NCT) offers support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.

Tommy's is a UK charity committed to funding medical research and providing information to help parents through a healthy pregnancy and birth.

Which? Birth Choice can help you decide where you want to give birth, understand your options and get information and advice.

Professionals

Advisory Group on Contraception (AGC) is an expert advisory group made up of leading clinicians and advocacy groups who have come together to discuss and make policy recommendations concerning the contraceptive needs of women of all ages.

All Wales Sexual Health Network is for health professionals to support improvements in sexual health in Wales.

BirthChoiceUK has detailed statistical information to support women's decision-making about where and how to give birth.

The electronic Medicines Compendium provides information about individual medicines, including contraceptive methods.

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists grants diplomas, certificates, fellowships and equivalent recognition of specialist knowledge and skills in sexual and reproductive health care.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is the independent regulator to all UK clinics providing IVF, donor insemination or the storage of eggs, sperm or embryos. The HFEA also licenses and monitors all human embryo research being conducted in the UK.

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) offers facts and information from the International Planned Parenthood Federation which campaigns to improve worldwide sexual and reproductive health.

PSHE Association for all professionals working in personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) education.

Williams Medical Supplies Ltd is a mail-order service for contraceptives, medical equipment and supplies.

Sexually transmitted infections

Avert provides information and downloadable publications on HIV and late stage HIV infection.

British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) is the professional representative body for those practicing sexual health in the UK.

British Liver Trust provides information for the public and professionals on Hepatitis A, B and C.

Herpes Viruses Association provides information and advice on all aspects of genital herpes.

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust is a charity dedicated to women, their families and friends affected by cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer. Their website has information about cervical screening, cervical abnormalities, treatments and cancer.

National AIDS Trust (NAT) runs projects, research and campaign work to help prevent HIV and late stage HIV infection and improve the lives of people with the infection.

NAM is a website offering information about HIV and late stage HIV infection.

Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) provides information on the work that THT does in health promotion and direct support to people in the UK with HIV and their carers.

Sexual problems

Sexual Advice Association is a charity helping to improve the sexual health and wellbeing of men and women and to raise awareness of sexual conditions.

SSHA – Website of the Society of Sexual Health Advisers which includes information on STIs.

Vulval Pain Society is a UK volunteer group providing information to women who suffer from vulval pain, and their partners.

Unplanned pregnancy and abortion

Abortion rights can provide you with more information on how you can support the abortion rights campaign for changes in UK abortion law.

After Adoption is an organisation that provides help on all aspects of adoption.

Alliance for Choice campaigns for the extension of the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland.

bpas provides contraceptive and abortion services and counselling in the UK.

CoramBAAF Adoption and Fostering Academy has information if you are pregnant and considering adoption.

Young people

Bish is a website offering sex and relationships advice for young people.

Brook provides services and advice for young people under 25 on contraception, sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy.

Childline is a helpline that provides help and advice at any time for any problem that children may have such as bullying, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, domestic violence or self harm.

National Children's Bureau is a national children's charity. They run the Sex Education Forum, which offers support and guidance on sex and relationships education for teachers and parents.

National Youth Agency aims to advance youth work to promote young people's personal and social development, and their voice, influence and place in society.

NSPCC campaigns to end cruelty to children.

Your-life.com is a Youth Task Force blog about World Contraception Day, encouraging awareness of contraception to enable young people to make informed decisions on sexual and reproductive health.

Youth health talk is part of a wider database of personal experiences of health and lifestyle, including young people's views on sexual health and services.

Paid for services

Private and paid for services.

Better2Know private HIV and sexually transmitted infection testing clinics: HIV and sexually transmitted infection testing at clinics across the UK, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Nottingham, Newcastle and other locations.

Biosure HIV self-test: An HIV self-test to take at a time and place that's convenient for you. Read THT's information about self-testing for HIV.

Dr Fox: Website providing online consultations and prescriptions within the UK. Can prescribe some types of contraception and medication for some sexually transmitted infections.

Dr Thom: Online sexual health services and treatment.