Sexual Health

Youth Advice Centre

Sussex Central YMCA Youth Advice CentreSussex Central YMCA Youth Advice CentreSussex Central YMCA's Youth Advice Centre in Hove runs drop-in sessions Monday to Thursday. The drop-in is a safe space for young people to receive impartial advice and information on a wide range of issues.

Our services are:

Impartial: We offer a range of support services to help young people aged 13-25 which are free.
Friendly: We have a team of staff and volunteers who can offer information, advice, practical help and support.
Confidential: We will not pass on any information about you without your permission (unless we believe that you are at risk of harm, or someone else could be)

For more information please contact us on 01273 889292 or email yacservices@sussexcentralymca.org.uk

 

Mondays

  • 3pm - 6pm - Information & advice drop-in: Free pregnancy and Chlamydia tests, support and advice about sex, relationships, contraception, internet access, listening support, education and employment support, benefits advice, and housing advice and guidance (but please bear in mind if you are under 18 you will need to see the housing services at Ovest House on West Street), information + advice on any issue. Nurse available for contraception etc.: Emergency contraception, information on any sexual health issue and accessing other services eg doctor/clinics etc.

Tuesdays 

  • 3pm - 6pm - Information & advice drop-in: Free pregnancy and Chlamydia tests, support and advice about sex, relationships, contraception, internet access, listening support, information + advice on any issue. Education and employment support, benefits advice, and housing advice and guidance (but please bear in mind if you are under 18 you will need to see the housing services at Ovest House on West Street), information + advice on any issue. Nurse available for contraception etc.: Emergency contraception, information on any sexual health issue and accessing other services eg doctor/clinics etc.

Wednesdays

  • 1pm – 4pm – The Youth Employability Service Drop-in for 16 – 19* olds (*up to 25 if you have been statemented), who are not in education, work, or training: help looking for work, training or education. Information on various support services from the Employability staff. 
  • 3pm - 6pm - Information & advice drop-in: Free pregnancy and Chlamydia tests, support and advice about sex, relationships, contraception, internet access, listening support, information + advice on any issue. Education and employment support, benefits advice, and housing advice and guidance (but please bear in mind if you are under 18 you will need to see the housing services at Ovest House on West Street), information + advice on any issue. Nurse available for contraception etc.: Emergency contraception, information on any sexual health issue and accessing other services eg doctor/clinics etc.

Thursdays

  • 3pm - 6pm - Information & advice drop-in: Free pregnancy and Chlamydia tests, support and advice about sex, relationships, contraception, internet access, listening support, information + advice on any issue. Education and employment support, benefits advice, and housing advice and guidance (but please bear in mind if you are under 18 you will need to see the housing services at Ovest House on West Street), information + advice on any issue. Nurse available for contraception etc.: Emergency contraception, information on any sexual health issue and accessing other services eg doctor/clinics etc.

Friday

  • 3pm - 6pm - Information & advice drop-in: Free pregnancy and Chlamydia tests, support and advice about sex, relationships, contraception, internet access, listening support, information + advice on any issue. Education and employment support, benefits advice, and housing advice and guidance (but please bear in mind if you are under 18 you will need to see the housing services at Ovest House on West Street), information + advice on any issue. Nurse available for contraception etc.: Emergency contraception, information on any sexual health issue and accessing other services eg doctor/clinics etc.

We are located on Blatchington Road in Hove. Click here for directions.

For more information please contact us on 01273 889292 or email yacservices@sussexcentralymca.org.uk

Pregnancy Advice and Support

Parent and ChildParent and ChildYou don't need to feel alone if you think, or know, that you are pregnant. Come to one of our information and advice drop-ins at the Youth Advice Centre in Hove or our Safe + Sorted Advice Centre in East brighton and speak to a worker.

Whether you decide to continue with the pregnancy or not we can offer you impartial advice and support. We can link you in to specialized counselling or support where you can receive regular help. If you're still at school there are specialist midwives we can put you in contact with to support you and your education.

Sexual Health and Relationship Advice

Sexual Health AdviceSexual Health AdviceMany young people have concerns about relationships and sexual health. Our workers can:

  • Help young people to make informed choices
  • Provide access to contraception
  • Undertake pregnancy testing
  • Undertake testing for sexually transmitted infections
  • Offer support to young parents

For more information please contact us on 01273 889292 or email yacservices@sussexcentralymca.org.uk

 

For more info...

There is lots more information about sexual helath and relationships on the following sites:

www.swish.org.uk Swish is a site with lots of info especially for young people.

www.unisex.org.uk Unisex is designed by students and offers practical advice and information for young people

 



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