You are not alone
Growing up can be hard and challenging at times. Dealing with the world around you and the different relationships you have can be tough.
You are not alone and this section can show you where to go to get the help you need. We cover lots of different topics that could affect or be a problem because of the relationships in your life.
Get the help you need to have healthy relationships whether that be with your friends, families or partners.
- Abuse and neglect
- Exploring your feelings and identity
- Local support for sexual health
- National support for sexual health
- National support
Abuse and neglect
North East Lincolnshire Women’s Aid provides domestic abuse services to victims, agencies, families and the community.
Lincolnshire rape crisis offers support to women, girls, men and boys who live or work in Lincolnshire, who are experiencing, have experienced or have been affected by any form of sexual violence at any point in their lives.
NSPCC are the UKs leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse and neglect. The NSPCC offers a range of resources and guidance to help promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which aims to empower, protect children and young people from sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline.
CEOP is a law enforcement agency, that aim to help keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. They can offer support and advise on how to report online sexual abuse.
Childline is a free, private and confidential service for young people under 19 to contact for help and support either online or on the phone regarding any issues or worries, anytime.
It’s not okay aim to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation, help people recognise the signs, encourage people to report it and provide support to victims and those most at risk.
Mens advice line support and advice for male victims of domestic violence and abuse.
Barnardos – Protecting Children run specialist services in various locations across the UK. We reach out to young people at risk of or experiencing exploitation and offer them confidential support in a safe environment.
Stop CSE – Advice Offer support and advice to young people and their families who have been subjected to child exploitation.
Galop are the national LGBT+ anti-violence charity, offering advice and support on domestic abuse within LGBT+ relationships. They run the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ Domestic Abuse Helpline.
Exploring your feelings and identity
Barnardo’s provide support and advice to LGBTQ children and young people and those questioning their sexuality and gender identity.
The Stonewall Youth website offers helpful advice and information for LGBTQ children and young people.
The Proud Trust are a charity who support LGBT+ youth.
Mermaids supports trans and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families.
Mindline Trans+ is a UK-wide helpline run by and for trans, non-binary, gender-diverse and gender-fluid people and their friends and family. It offers a confidential listening service.
Genderbread is a teaching tool, useful for understanding and explaining the social construct of gender.
Young minds – aim to offer support to all young people, so they receive the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.
Rise above – is a website full of interesting, useful and inspiring stories, videos, games and advice relating to a lot of prevalent topics that young people are experiencing or need some extra information on.
Kids health – For young people it offers support and advice on health, puberty, emotions and life.
Disrespect nobody – Healthy relationships are all about respecting each other. This site looks through and explores aspects of relationships that are and aren’t acceptable behaviour, looking at the many forms disrespectful behaviour comes in and helping young people understand abuse is never OK.
Relate – Young Adults – Aged 16 to 25 and need help dealing with a breakup? Whether you are looking for support with your own relationship or a family relationship - Relate can help you.
SWGFL – So you got Naked Online is a resource that offers children, young people and parents’ advice and strategies to support the issues resulting from sexting incidents.
Act on it now – Teens and Young People is all about giving young people information and advice so that you don’t find yourself in an unsafe relationship.
Grimsby Dads Collective is a peer support service for young fathers or soon-to-be fathers under 25 or fathers and carers who had a child under the age of 25.
Local support for sexual health
Looking after your sexual health is important and is nothing to be worried about. If you are looking for any advice and guidance then there are options for you to choose from.
The Sexual Health Hub – The local sexual health service is called the Northern Lincolnshire Integrated Sexual Health Service and is supported by Virgin Care. It is based at Stirling Street Medical Centre in Grimsby. It offers free and confidential sexual health services, including information and advice on all types of contraception and STI testing and treatment. Appointments and walk – ins are offered, and the service can be used by adults and young people. Call on 0300 3301122. We advise you to please check on the Virgin Care Virtual Hub for all up to date appointment and walk in times.
School Nurses Several secondary schools in North East Lincolnshire have sexual health clinics run by the School Nursing Team. At these drop-in clinics school nurses offer sexual health advice, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, free condoms and some STI testing. In these clinics, you may be assessed to make sure you can make decisions for yourself without parental consent; this is called Fraser Competence.
Some schools also have access to an Outreach Virgin Care nurse on a Thursday afternoon. Access to this service is via your school nurse on 01472 323660.
Local pharmacies can also provide you with free and confidential advice, condoms, pregnancy testing and Emergency Hormonal Contraception (morning after pill).
The C Card Programme allows young people with a C card to get free condoms from participating pharmacies. Young people can get a C card from their school nurse or from Virgin Care, the local sexual health service.
- Asda – ASDA Superstore, Holles Street, Grimsby
- Boots – Churchview Health Centre, Cartergate
- Boots – 43 Friargate, Freshney Place, Grimsby
- Boots – 63-67 St Peters Avenue, Cleethorpes
- Day Lewis – Scartho Medical Centre, Springfield Road
- Day Lewis – 14-16 St Peter’s Avenue, Cleethorpes
- Lincoln Co-op – 121 Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes
- Lincoln Co-op – 324 St Nicholas Drive, Wybers Wood
- Lloyds – 53-55 Fieldhouse Road, Humberston
- Lloyds – 18-20 Kennedy Way, Immingham
- Lloyds – Raj Medical Centre, Laceby Road
- Lloyds – 208 Littlecoates Road, Grimsby
- Lloyds – Pilgrim Primary Care Centre, Pelham Road
- Lloyds – Stirling Medical Centre, Stirling Street, Grimsby
- Periville – Cromwell Primary Care Centre, Cromwell Road
- Periville – 9 Wingate Parade, The Willows
- Sai Dutt – 342 Wellington Street, Grimsby
- Sandringham – 36 Sandringham Road, Cleethorpes
- Superdrug – 56 Friargate, Freshney Place, Grimsby
- Tesco – Tesco Supermarket, Hewitts Avenue, Cleethorpes
- Tesco – Tesco Supermarket, Market Street, Grimsby
- Weelsby View – Weelsby View Health Centre, Ladysmith Road
The Blue Door operates from bases in central Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Hull and provides support, guidance and advice for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, including advocacy and therapeutic services.
Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people aged 11 to 18, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.
National support for sexual health
Brook provides wellbeing and sexual health support for young people. It also offers help and advice, training and information for professionals.
Sexwise aim to give you honest advice about contraception, pregnancy, STIs and pleasure.
NHS – Sexual Health is a national advice website that covers looking after your sexual health.
The LGBT Foundation offer advice on sexual health.
The Terrence Higgins Trust provide information and advice for LGBT+ people about sex and sexual health.
Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Shout is powered by a team of volunteers.
NHS National Sexual Health Helpline 0300 1237123 – Offering advice, support, facts about sex and information on sexual health questions.
BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) 08457 30 40 30 – BPAS provides abortion care on behalf of the NHS. It offers information on contraception, miscarriage care/ procedures, abortion care/ procedures and STI’s. It also offers resources on the above areas for key stage 3/4 and 5.
Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide.
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Page last updated: 15 Nov 2023