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St Helens Teen Advice Zone (TAZ)

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TAZ – Young Peoples Sexual Health Team provide young people with opportunities to learn about and discuss sexual health and relationships, encouraging then making informed decisions about their future.

The team works with young people, on a one to one basis in a group setting. This can involve –

  • Chlamydia testing
  • Talking about relationships
  • Discussing safer sex
  • Reducing risk taking behaviour
  • Resisting peer pressure
  • Delaying becoming a parent
  • Help to make decisions about a pregnancy
  • A full training menu for professionals

You can contact them on 01744 675665, if you are a young person and need some help or advice or if you’re a professional and you would like them to work with the young people you come in to contact with.

The young peoples sexual health clinic, is a friendly, confidential service based in the walk in centre, (near the bus station on Bickerstaffe Street in St Helens town centre).

Whatever your reason is for coming to TAZ, you can be sure you will be listened to and treated with respect, you can come on your own or bring a friend. The aim of the centre is to provide a free, friendly service for young people up to the age of 19.

We have doctors, nurses and youth workers, who can provide advice, support and contraception such as condoms, the pill, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and we also provide chlamydia screening.

Pregnant teen? Teen Parent?

For information on support for pregnant teens and teen parents including issues around –

  • Pregnancy options
  • Housing
  • Benefits
  • Education and training
  • Childcare services available

Contact: The First Response Team at Wesley House: 01744 676600

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