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Relationships and Sex Education – (CYP)

Umbrella provide sexual health services across Birmingham and Solihull.

Respect Yourself (Warwickshire) is aimed at young people – 13 years old and over. All of the content has been requested directly by young people. The site has been developed by Warwickshire County Council’s Respect Yourself Campaign Team in partnership with NHS Warwickshire, Coventry University and with input from young people themselves. The website is a resource that is safe and reliable, where young people can explore issues that are important to them. The site is monitored and supported by professionals who can actually provide the answers and encourage them to take control of their relationships and to move at a pace they are comfortable with.

TeenBoundaries app is for young people who are exploring advice and information on issues such as sexting, relationships, sex, porn and consent. The app is suitable for those aged 13-18 and can help them explore these issues in-depth.

Live Well on the NHS website provides information, advice and guidance for young people aged 12-18 on sexuality and sexual health. Issues dealt with include contraception, pregnancy, family planning clinics, sexually transmitted diseases, peer pressure and relationships.

Rise Above – New website from Public Health England for secondary aged young people where they can find inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice. It includes issues around drug and alcohol use, relationships and sex education, body image, emotional health and wellbeing.

The Home Office ‘This is Abuse’ website has been updated to include more information for teenagers who are worried about abusive relationships.

‘Wud U’ is a free app developed by Barnados and Microsoft aimed at teaching young people about the dangers of child exploitation.

The Stonewall website contains information and resources about their campaign to tackle and prevent homophobic bullying in schools and colleges. It has a ‘Youth’ section where issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are explored.

Fflag (Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is a registered charity which offers helplines and regular meetings for parents and their gay, lesbian or bisexual sons and daughters. It provides a network of local parents’ self-help groups and telephone contacts for advice, information and a listening service. It also assists people who wish to tell their parents they are lesbian or gay.
Helpline: 0845 652 0311
Mermaids is a support group for gender variant children and teenagers, and their families. Their goal is to relieve the mental and emotional stress of all persons aged 19 years and under who are in any manner affected by gender identity issues, and their families and to advance public education in the same.

Gendered Intelligence provide and signpost to a range of resources and organisations that support trans young people. They also aim to engage the wider community in understanding the diversity and complexity of gender.

The Kidshealth website provides information about health, behaviour, and development from before birth through the teen years. It has separate sections for parents, children and teenagers.

Brook is a registered charity giving professional, confidential free advice to young people up to the age of 25 on contraception, STI, sex and relationships.
Telephone Helpline: 0808 802 1234.