Young person's services are still open, you just need to call us on 0113 392 0333 first and chat with one of our staff.

We will ask you some questions and make sure that you know about our COVID-19 safety measures.

If you let us know that you are under 16, we can make sure that someone can call you back when you are not at school or college.

It's really important that you don't neglect your sexual health or hide any symptoms or unplanned pregnancies that could affect your future.

We are here to support you and get you the help you require. You can chat on our advice line (0113 392 0334) or call our appointment line (0113 392 0333).


You can also look after your sexual health by:

  • Always using a condom: the only contraception to protect you from STIs. Free condoms can be posted to under 25s with a C-Card. Order your free condoms here.
  • Making sure you have enough contraception: Check your supply of pills/rings/patches. If you’re running low, contact your GP or clinic as soon as possible to arrange more. If you need a new injection/implant/coil in the next few weeks, contact your GP or clinic for advice. You may be offered an alternative method such as the pill. Always use condoms if you run out of your normal method.
  • Don’t delay emergency contraception – you have up to 5 days after unprotected sex to get emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy. Sexual health pharmacies can offer it free without an appointment or prescription. Always call ahead to check the pharmacist is available.
  • Calling Leeds Sexual Health if you have STI symptoms – call 0113 392 0333 to speak to the team if you have unusual bleeding, burning, discharge or abdominal pain. All walk in clinics are currently suspended – only those needing treatment or medication will be given an appointment time.

Remember: Always ring ahead before going to any service and never attend if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Pregnancy choices

If you are pregnant and not sure what to do or need support and guidance while you make a decision, there are organisations you can talk to confidentially:

  • NUPAS (National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service): 0333 004 6666
  • You can have a pressure-free discussion about your options with the abortion providers below or talk confidentially to one of the Mental Health & Wellbeing organisations also listed below.

Abortion - If you’re pregnant and need to access abortion services or just want to talk through your options, you can contact the two abortion providers in Leeds directly, for advice, guidance and to arrange an abortion:

BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) 0345 730 4030

Marie Stopes 0345 129 5072

The Teenage Pregnancy Midwifery Team can support young women under 19 through pregnancy. Contact details for the team are here

Mental health and wellbeing

If you need help and support around your mental and emotional health, if possible, try talking to your parent, carer or a trusted adult. If this is not possible, these organisations can help:

  • MindMate – Mental health and emotional wellbeing website in Leeds for young people, offering tips and tools to support self-help and signposting to services available in the city.
  • ChatHealth - If you are aged 11-19 years, you can text a 0-19 Specialist Public Health Nurse on 07520 619 750 for confidential health support and advice on a range of health issues.
  • Teen Connect - A Leeds-based helpline for young people aged 13 -18 that offers emotional support and information for teenagers in Leeds. Call 0808 800 1212.
  • Kooth – Provides free, anonymous, mental health and well-being support to young people. One-to-one counselling available through online messaging.
  • Childline - A huge range of free support, guidance and activities for under 18s, including a free phone helpline and 1-2-1 counsellor chat.
  • Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline - Information and support helpline: 0300 330 0630. Talk about anything you need to discuss, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing.
  • Samaritans - Someone to talk to about whatever you are going through. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • The Market Place - Free and confidential support available for 11-25 year olds in Leeds. They offer a range of services including one to one support, counselling, group-work and drop-ins.
  • Calm Harm - A free app to help you manage or resist the urge to self harm.
  • Battlescars - A charity supporting anybody affected by self-harm: those who self-harm and those supporting them, make sure they no longer feel alone and to break down the stigma.
  • Young Minds - A children and young people's mental health charity.
  • Coronavirus Support Guide - A guide for getting through self-isolation and keeping your friends and family well during the COVID-19 pandemic.