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  • Mental Health

    Talking about mental health issues doesn’t have to be scary. Quite often there is a stigma around the subject.

    If you are suffering from anger, anxiety, panic attacks, eating problems, sadness, loneliness then you could be suffering from a mental health problem.  People are often undereducated about these sorts of things, but if you recognise them as a problem then there is treatment out there to help you feel better and continue with your life!

    Visit Mind for information, advice and support for anyone!

    Berkshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) - Information, advice and support for young people who have experienced mental illness or care for someone who has mental health problems

    14:21 Time to Talk - Offers free, professional, non-judgemental counselling to young people in West Berkshire

    BEAT – Beating Eating Disorders - Provides a helpline, online support and self-help groups to help people beat their eating disorder.

  • Sexual Health

    Sexual health is something which isn’t talked about enough.

    Did you know that you could have an STI (Sexually transmitted infection) right now, and not even know? Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed STI among under-25s. Often there are no symptoms, but testing and treatment are simple.

    Click here to find out the answers to any of your questions on sexual health:

    Juice - Juice offers free, confidential health advice and support from qualified nurses and youth workers to anyone under 19. Find out more about safe sex, friendships, smoking, drugs, body image, stress, alcohol, bullying, and relationships.  Juicepoints operate at Newbury College,  Thatcham Hospital and Easfield Practice Thursday 3pm-5pm

    This website provides details of the full range of local nhs services

    In West Berkshire, young people can access Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) and contraception services at the Thatcham Community Hospital:

    Monday  4.00pm-6.30pm (contraception only)

    Thursday  4.00pm-6.30pm contraception and sexual health check up

    Saturday 9.30am-11.30am – all services

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