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Sexual Health and Relationships

Relationships and friendships can make you feel amazing, but they can also leave you feeling stressed out and upset. It is important to get advice if you're having problems with relationships. Many young people say friendships are a very important part of their lives. Good and healthy relationships with family, friends and partners are something we all want but sometimes can find complicated, stressful or even abusive.

If you are concerned about your relationship or you are questioning your sexuality or being pressured into behaviour you feel you are not ready for, then you should speak to someone.  If you feel it’s too embarrassing or private to have these conversations with a parent, teacher, relative or friend, there are helplines and websites to turn to.

"Healthy relationships" means:

  • give and take, and
  • trust and mutual respect, and
  • being honest and supportive, and
  • being able to communicate, and
  • being able to accept differences, and
  • being able to sort out conflicts or arguments peacefully.

This is the same for friends and relatives.


If you feel unsafe

Relate offer live chat, messaging, webcam and telephone counselling.

Find a relate centre near you

Childline - Call 0800 1111

Call the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 if your partner threatens you or your family whether this is verbal or physical or is violent to you or your family whether this is verbal or physical. Or choose another domestic violence helpline:

Galop - Helpline for LGBT+ people experiencing violence or abuse

Hestia - Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy in Brent

Men’s Advice Line

National Domestic Abuse Helpline



Stonewall Youth is a charity which aims to empower all young people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, to campaign for equality and fair treatment for LGBTQ people, and against discrimination. It also offers advice and support to young people on sexuality, coming out and health matters.

Mosaic Youth supports, educates and inspires young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community of London aged thirteen to nineteen.

Talk PANTS (.pdf) - a PDF guide

Elop is a Charity that offers free 1:1 mentoring for LGBTQ young people between the age of 12 and 24
Drugwatch - Please find a comprehensive guide that covers a variety of important information about children's health ranging from infancy to their teenage years. Please take a look:
This guide offers some valuable information for parents and students! 


Social Media

Research shows that prolonged social media use can lead to depression and anxiety in teens, affecting their self-esteem and overall well-being. Additionally, social media can also be a breeding ground for cyberbullying, which has been linked to the development of addiction in young people.
We believe that it is important to raise awareness about these issues and provide resources to help parents and teenagers navigate these challenges, we created the guides below, please take a look:


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