- Disrespect NoBody
There’s a person attached to every body, respect both. Relationships can be confusing and it can be difficult to understand what is and isn’t normal behaviour. Healthy relationships are all about respecting each other. You should feel loved, safe and free to be yourself. Disrespect NoBody is here to help. Read up on the different types of abuse, get advice and have a look at the organisations that can help.
- County-wide service
Herts SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) helps men, women and young people living in Hertfordshire who have experienced rape or sexual assault, whether this has happened recently or in the last 12 months. Herts SARC has a team of experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience in advising and supporting you. This team includes specially trained Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs), who will care for you if you have been assaulted, liaising, where appropriate with police and other agencies.
- NHS Livewell
Youth Mental Health Hub is a website run by NHS Livewell offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.
Do you think that you or someone you know are victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE)? CSE is a serious crime that affects thousands of children and young people in England every year. It has a devastating impact on young people and their families and should be a concern for everyone. It is largely a hidden crime, and raising awareness of this type of abuse is essential to preventing it and stopping it early when it does happen. Remember that there is always help available.
At the Southgate Health Centre in Stevenage you can get free and confidential testing, treatment and advice about all sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The Stevenage Contraception Clinic is now also at this health centre. You can get free condoms, femidoms, implants, coils and emergency contraception (morning after pill), pregnancy tests and referral for termination of pregnancy. There is a special walk-in clinic for under-25s on Tuesday evenings from 5pm to 7pm.