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Useful Contacts

Pregnancy advice and support

British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)

BPAS is the UK’s leading abortion care charity – specialists in safe, confidential, high-quality abortion treatment for over 45 years. 96% of the women we see have their abortion treatment paid for by the NHS.

www.bpas.org : 03457 30 40 30

Termination of Pregnancy

Pregnant and not sure what your options are? Not ant more information before making a decision?

Help and support is available from our local service, British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS). Visit the BPAS website for more information.

  • Emergency contraception.
  • Contraception.
  • If you’re not sure if you’re pregnant you can have a test at one of our sexual health clinics, at you GP practice or buy a test from your local pharmacy. 

HIV Support

Thames Valley Positive Support (TVPS)

Are you, or someone you are close to, newly diagnosed? Don’t panic. We understand this can be a stressful time and with so much information available, it’s hard to know where to begin. That is why we are here. We have all the information you need, giving you a chance to ask the questions you really want to.

www.tvps.org.uk : Slough – 0162 860 3400 : Reading – 0118 935 3730

More about TVPS

Terrence Higgins Trust

Find out about our work and HIV in the UK, get free help and order printed materials from our archive.

www.tht.org.uk : 0808 802 1221

LGBT Support

Support U

Our dedicated support team provide specialist resources for LGBT people and those affected by LGBT related issues. Our team can assist with concerns ranging from employment to sexual health and homelessness to counselling.

www.supportu.org.uk : 0118 321 9111

Galop

Galop is the leading LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity. Galop has been working for 33 years to support LGBT victims of abuse, violence and discrimination through a variety of services, including a helpline and as the lead partner of The Domestic Abuse Partnership which is the only specialist multi-agency community response to LGBT Domestic abuse.

www.galop.org.uk  :  0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428

Drugs and Alcohol Support

Newbury - Swanswell

A national alcohol and drug charity that helps people change and be happy. We believe in a society free from problem alcohol and drug use

www.swanswell.org : 0300 003 7025

Newbury – The Edge

The Edge offers a non-judgemental and confidential service for young people up to the age of 18, who have drug or alcohol concerns, living in West Berkshire.

www.edgecrew.co.uk : 01635 582002

theedge@westberks.gov.uk

Reading – IrIS

First port of call for all drug and alcohol advice, referral and assessment in Reading

www.inclusion.org/services/iris-reading : 0118 956 7441

Wokingham and Bracknell – SMART

A charity helping people to overcome the devastating effects of drug and alcohol dependency. We estimate that it affects one in five people at some point in their lives.

smartcjs.org.uk
Wokingham: 0118 977 2022
Bracknell: 0134 431 2360

Slough – Turning Point

We are a social enterprise, providing specialist and integrated services which focus on improving lives and communities.

www.turning-point.co.uk : 0175 369 2548

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead - SMART

A free and confidential service for residents who want to cut down or stop using drugs and alcohol altogether

www3.rbwm.gov.uk : 01628 796733

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead - RBWM Young Peoples Drug & Alcohol Action Team

A service for under 18s who need help with their drug or alcohol use.  It also supports young people who have a family member with a drug or alcohol problem as well as offering free, confidential advice and one to one support.

www3.rbwm.gov.uk : 01628 796518

Afterparty

After party offers advice and support to anyone affected by or involved in chemsex, living in, Berkshire.

www.tvps.org.uk/chemsex

afterparty@tvps.org.uk : Text 07722356562

Sexual Assault and Rape

Sexual Assault Referral Centre - The Solace SARC in Slough
www.solacesarc.org.uk :  0845 519 7638

Reading Trust House Sexual Abuse Centre
trusthousereading.org : Helpline 07791567155


You can choose to speak to either a male or female support worker. Trust House Reading can arrange this when you call.

Berkshire Women’s Aid
www.berkshirewomensaid.org.uk : 0118 950 4003

Police:
Call 101 or 999 in an emergency

Sexual Exploitation and Online Protection 

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

CEOP is a law enforcement agency that works nationally and internationally with a clear focus on pursuing offenders and protecting children from sexual abuse. CEOP works in collaboration with a number of organisations to help them develop and deliver child protection policies, as well as providing advice and guidance on how to make their online environments safer for young people.

www.ceop.police.uk

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children NSPCC

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children NSPCC We stand up for children in England by finding the best ways to prevent abuse and neglect and influencing the Westminster government to take action.

Help for adults concerned about a child: 0808 800 5000

ChildLine

Free, confidential advice and support  for children and young people - whatever your worry, whenever you need help :0800 1111

Rahab

The Rahab Project is all about restoring hope and belief by identifying and supporting those affected by sexual exploitation. We offer support and work by empowering our beneficiaries. Rahab also run Night Outreach and Daytime advocacy or support for anyone involved in on- or off-street prostitution, the commercial sex industry and victims of human trafficking.

www.themustardtree.org/rahab : 0118 956 7000

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Project Azure

The Metropolitan police have a dedicated service for girls at risk of FGM, Project Azure 02071612888. 

NSPCC

The NSPCC are a national lead for FGM and have a specific FGM helpline 08080283550

You can read more on the NSPCC website

Daughters of Eve

Daughters of  Eve is a non profit organisation, that works to advance and protect the physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health rights of  young people from female genital mutilation practising communities

www.dofeve.org : 07983030488

Pregnancy Loss Counselling Service

Reading life line

Free and confidential counselling for those affected by loss in pregnancy (including miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death and termination). Our counselling service is available to women, and their partners, in Reading and the surrounding area.

www.readinglifeline.co.uk : 0118 959 6669

General

Samaritans

Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you.

0845 790 9090 : www.samaritans.org : jo@samaritans.org

Pregnancy loss counselling service

Sexual Assault Referral service

It is important to remind yourself that you are not to blame. Nothing that you have done can make a person rape or sexually assault you. You are not responsible for someone else’s actions.

www.solacesarc.org.uk