A few people in the UK have been diagnosed with a rare infection called monkeypox. While the current outbreak is concerning, the risk to the UK population remains low, but a notable proportion of cases have been in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. We encourage these groups to look out for unusual rashes or lesions on the body, especially the genitalia, and contact a sexual health service if they have concerns. For more information, please visit nhs.uk.

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Sexual health help for under 18s during coronavirus outbreak

Where to get sexual health help and advice during coronavirus outbreak.
Most sexual health clinics in Berkshire are currently unable to offer a walk-in service. If you require help please call your local clinic. (See details below including walk in services that have reopened)
Please be assured that should you require to be seen in a clinic for any urgent need then capacity will be made available to see you safely.

If you live in Reading, Wokingham or West Berkshire
Call the Florey Clinic on 0118 322 7202 09.00 - 16.30 Mon to Fri
(If you are under 18 and live in West Berkshire, e.g. Newbury, you can still use the walk-in clinic at West Berkshire Community Hospital on Mon and Thur 3-5 pm)

If you live in Bracknell-Forest, Slough or Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Call the Garden Clinic on 0300 365 7777 08.30 - 16.30 Mon to Fri
If you live in Bracknell-Forest some walk in services have reopened - check here for details.
The Speak Easy walk in clinic at Upton Hospital on Weds 4 -5.30 pm has now reopened. 

If you are over 16 and require an STI test you can order one to be sent to your home here.

The specialist Clinics' provide a free confidential sexual health service across Berkshire. We won't share any information that you give us with anyone outside the clinic without your permission unless we are worried about your safety.

For more information about sexual health and wellbeing for young people you can also visit the Brooke website.

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If you are worried about relationships or your mental health wellbeing you can contact Kooth for free, safe and anonymous support online.


NSPCC Helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in education
The NSPCC have launched a dedicated helpline for children and young people who have experienced abuse at school and that need support and guidance. Report abuse in education. Call 0800 136 663

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