What is self harm
Self harm or self injury is any deliberate, non-suicidal behaviour that inflicts harm or injury to a persons own body. Essentially it is a coping mechanism that enables a person to deal with intense emotional distress creating a calming sensation. It may also waken a person who is feeling numb or dissociated.
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Self Harm information in South Tyneside
Self Harm in South Tyneside
Self harm infromation in Sunderland
Self Harm in Sunderland
Sexual heath usually means advice and help with things like:
• Sexually Transmitted infections
• Pregnancy testing
But it can also include talking about things like termination of pregnancy (abortion), issues to do with the menopause or erectile dysfunction.
Many people choose to access these services in their Doctors surgery. However not all Doctors offer all of these and some people prefer to visit another service for reasons of confidentiality.
People aged between 15- 24 can also have free and confidential testing kits for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea posted out to them by visiting: http://www.checkyourbits.org.uk/order-a-test/
Both GUM (testing and treatment for sexual infection) and Family Planning (contraception and advice) are available in Sunderland form: Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7TP
You can make an appointment to attend by calling:
GUM: 0191 5699021
Family Planning: 0191 569 9966
For clinics, a range of support services and information in Sunderland visit NHS Choices
Live Life Well Sunderland
Find out about STIs, Chlamydia, good sex and talking about sex. Live Life Well offer advice, information on the risks of unsafe sex and can help organise STI testing.
Washington Mind Young People's Project
We currently offer counselling and support such as creative expressive group work for young people aged between 11 and 25yrs who live in the City of Sunderland. Support is offered in a variety of community settings chosen by young people, which include The Life House, Connexions and Poprecs and some…