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Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any
challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk via online, social or our free, confidential helpline.

Papyrus is a charity for the prevention of young suicide, offering confidential support and awareness training. If you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide
please contact us.
By calling free on 0800 068 41 41
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Samaritans are available round the clock, every single day of the year. Talk to them any time you like, in your own way, about whatever’s getting to you. Calls are free and won’t show on your bill.
Telephone E-mail Website
116 123 Click here Click here
Whatever your worry - it's better out than in.
Telephone E-mail Website
0800 1111 Not available Click here
NCH Support Workers
Practical help and information for 11 - 18 years olds in Somerset
Taunton 01823 256969  
Bridgwater 01278 429273  
Yeovil 01935 474973  
Frome 01373 451307  
Somerset Eating Disorders Association
beat is the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.
Telephone E-mail Website
01458 448600 Click here Click here
Victim Support
Advice service for victims of crime including sex crimes.
Telephone E-mail Website
0808 168 9111 Click here Click here

Addiction Advice

Information, help & advice on any drug related issue
Telephone E-mail Website
0800 776600 Click Here Click here
(Call Free)    
NHS Smokefree
Support on how to stop smoking
  Contact Website
  Click here Click here
On the Level
Somerset service for under 18's wanting help with drug & alcohol use
01749 836727    

Sexual Health Advice

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Genita-Urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinics provide free testing & treatment
Taunton (Appts) 01823 252222  
Health Advisor 01823 332182  
Contraceptive and Sexual Health Service
Free services, including young people's clinics across Somerset
01823 364940 Click here  
Emergency Contraception

You have 3 days in which to act to try and prevent a pregnancy.

Help is available from any GP who provides contraceptive services or from Contraceptive and Sexual Health Service (see above). During Bank Holidays emergency contraception may be obtained through Accident & Emergency Depts.

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