Sexual and mental health
In addition to basic medical services, the following services are available regarding sexual health, pregnancy, drug abuse, eating disorders, and violence.
The following organisations provide advice and support with regards to sexual health:
GUM Clinic in Headington
Advice and testing is available free of charge through the Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic in the Churchill Hospital in Headington. The GUM Clinic offers a drop-in service for HIV and syphilis tests Monday to Friday 1.30-2.30 pm. For all other tests an appointment is necessary.
Tel: 01865 231 231
National AIDS & Sexual Health Line
This anonymous helpline provides advice about HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted illnesses, local services, clinics and support services.
Tel: 0800 567 123
This is a helpline providing support and information for people living with HIV.
Tel: 020 7713 0222
Terrence Higgins Trust
The Terrence Higgins Trust provides support and advice for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. It has a local branch in Oxford.
Tel: 01865 243 389
Helpline: 0808 802 1221
Oxford OX4 1BU
Tel: 01865 243 389
The following organisations provide advice and support about pregnancy:
Alec Turnbull Centre
Provides information and advice on all aspects of sexual health as well as free contraception and pregnancy tests.
Tel: 01865 456 666
First Floor, Raglan House
Between Towns Road
Cowley, Oxford OX4 3LX
British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Provides contraception, pregnancy tests and abortions for a fee.
Tel: 08457 30 40 30
Family Planning Association
Provides information and advice on contraception, sexually-transmitted infections, planning a pregnancy, pregnancy choices and sexual wellbeing as well as details of family planning clinics.
Tel: 0845 122 8690
Drugs and Alcohol
Those seeking advice and help with a drug or alcohol-related problem can contact one of the following organizations:
Provides support for anyone affected by drinking.
Tel: 0845 769 7555
Provides information and advice about drug/alcohol addiction and local services for those affected and their family and friends.
Tel: 0800 77 66 00
As eating disorders are serious illnesses, most sufferers need professional help to fully recover. Effective treatment is available and, for most people, the first step is to contact a GP who can assess your physical condition and refer you to the relevant help.
Additional advice and information for both those suffering from an eating disorder and their friends and family is available from the following:
National Centre for Eating Disorders
Provides Information and Help on all aspects of eating disorders.
Tel: 0845 838 2040
Abuse and Violence
If you should be the victim of abuse or violence and need immediate assistance, dial 999. If you wish to report a matter that is less urgent, telephone the police on 101.
Other services offering support and advice to victims of abuse or violence include:
Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre
Listening, support and information service run by women.
Tel: 0800 783 6294
National Domestic Violence Helpline
Support, help and information for women experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic violence.
Tel: 0808 2000 247
Offers practical advice and support to victims of crime.
Tel: 0845 30 30 900