Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year. Website:

Cervical Screening (Smear Test)

If you or someone you know has questions about cervical screening (the smear test), cell changes, HPV or cervical cancer, take a look at the Jo’s Trust website. They have ... [continue] Cervical Screening (Smear Test)

Continuous Pill Taking

Many people choose “the pill” as a form of hormonal contraception, the combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP), traditionally taken for 21 days followed by a 7 day gap. Updated guidance ... [continue] Continuous Pill Taking

Contraception Guides

Here are some online guides to contraception options. FRESH: Sexwise: Brook:

Family Planning Association

They are a sexual health charity. They give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK. Website:

Find a Local Sexual Health Clinic

Follow this link to find a local sexual health clinic.

FRESH – Sexual Health & Contraception

FRESH is a city-wide sexual health and contraception services with dedicated clinics for under 25s. Website:

Further information

For more information about Sexual Health topics including a contraception guide visit NHS – Sexual Health

Sexual Health and Contraception Clinics

If you think you might have an infection, or just want a sexual health check-up, the doctors and nurses at Northern clinics in Manchester will be happy to help. These ... [continue] Sexual Health and Contraception Clinics

Sexual Health Helpline

The National Sexual Health Helpline provided by Public Health England is open Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm. Telephone: 0300 123 7123 

The Proud Trust (LGBT+)

The Proud Trust is the home for LGBT+ Youth (Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Trans. Other identities). Website:

Vaginal Discharge

Common causes for vaginal discharge include bacterial vaginosis (BV) and thrush (candida). These are not sexually transmitted infections although it is recommended to have a sexual health screen if they ... [continue] Vaginal Discharge

Date published: 4th December, 2020
Date last updated: 23rd November, 2022