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How to stop or cut down your drinking (Drink Aware website)

If you've made the decision to stop drinking alcohol completely, for health reasons or otherwise, get advice from the drink aware website for practical tips and advice.

How to work out the true cost of borrowing (The Money Advice Service)

When borrowing money, don't simply look for a loan with the lowest monthly repayment. Before you sign up, make sure you know the total cost of repaying the debt. For more information visit the Money Advice Service website.

I had unprotected sex and I don’t want to be pregnant / get an STI?

If you have had unprotected sex you may be at risk of a sexual transmitted infection (STI), or be pregnant. Women may be at risk of an unwanted pregnancy if they have had unprotected sex, contraception has been missed, or contraception has failed. Contraception can…

I want to access sexual health services in Staffordshire

People in Staffordshire can access information about sexual health, services to test and treat sexually transmitted infections, and receive a variety of different types of contraception from a number of different sources. Information and opening times for STI test and treat and contraceptive services Newcastle…

I want to access sexual health services outside of Staffordshire?

If you prefer not to attend a local clinic there is an agreement in place which allows you to attend any sexual health clinic in England free of charge. You do not need to give them your personal details but they may ask you for the…

I want to avoid getting pregnant

There is a wide range of contraception available that can protect against unwanted pregnancy. It is worth looking at all the contraception options as each comes with different benefits and you may find one type of contraception suits you better than others. Reversible contraception Reversible…

I’m pregnant but I didn’t plan it?

If you had unprotected sex, missed or used failed contraception, and have not used emergency contraception, then you could be pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant then pregnancy tests can be purchased from pharmacies, supermarkets, and many local convenience stores. Tests are easy…

I’ve been pushed into having sex - what should I do?

Confidential and sensitive help is available. Please call the National Sexual Health Helpline free on 0300 123 7123 Alternatively, contact the police on 101, tell your GP, or visit one of our sexual health clinics who can advise on what your options are. You may…

Keeping safe

If you want to find an organisation in your area that can support you to keep safe and well, try searching here on Staffordshire Connects. Just click on the menu below to find organisations and groups in your local area.    Recognise it and report it - protecting…

Learn for mental wellbeing (NHS Choices)

Learning new skills can be useful, but research shows it can also improve our mental wellbeing. It doesn’t have to mean getting more qualifications. There are lots of different ways to bring learning into your life. Many of us associate learning with childhood or our student days. As adults,…
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