Health & Well-Being

NHS Cardrew Health Centre  - 01209 340997 - Open from 8am until 8pm, seven days a week and every day of the year, they offer NHS healthcare when you need it. You can register with them or enjoy the convenience of a walk-in appointment without joining the practice. This is based very near to our Cardrew Centre.

Sexual Health

Contraception - Each factsheet has information on how a particular contraceptive works, how effective it is, its pros and cons, and where it's available.

Sexually Transmitted Infections - Anyone who has sex can catch a sexually transmitted infection. Find out how to avoid infection, get tested, get treated and how to protect your sexual health. Some of the topics listed here - thrush, pubic lice, scabies - may be transmitted sexually but aren't STIs.

Sexual Health for Lesbian and Bisexual Women

Sexual Health for Gay and Bisexual Men

Where to get FREE condoms!


What is sexual orientation?

What is 'coming out'? 

BGIOK (Being Gay Is Ok) - Information and advice for gay, lesbian, bisexual and unsure under twenty-fives.BGIOK is all about common sense, no nonsense advice and information, cutting through the stereotypes and bigotry, and helping young people feel better about their sexuality and about the person they are beyond that.

Intercom Trust - Helping Lesbian, Gay and Trans people in the South West.

Health & Fitness

Allergies - Expert advice about why allergies occur and why they're increasing, the most common allergic conditions, getting tested, and current and future treatments

Healthy Eating - One of the best ways to healthy living is to eat a balanced diet. Here the BBC look at the five major food groups, which foods belong to each and why, what good they do you and how much of each you should be eating every day.

Fitness - Maintaining a 'keep fit' lifestyle doesn't have to mean slogging it out in a sweaty gym. Just boosting your levels of general daily activity will reap big rewards in improved health and energy.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Know your Alcohol units - No amount of alcohol is fully safe. Check your unit intake here.

The Truth About Booze - Did you know that your body can only break down one unit of alcohol an hour? See more facts here.

Alcohol to Calories Convertor - Line up last night's drinks on the bar and calculate the calories that you've consumed during an evening's boozing.

Caring For a Drunk Mate - From weaving into traffic to starting impossible fights, and even dealing with a case of unconsciousness, here's how to manage a friend who's had one too many.

The A to Z Of Drugs - Find out specific information about each drug eg. the slang names, effects, chances of getting hooked, appearance etc.

Drugs First Aid - Drugs affect everyone differently. Sometimes people take too much or suffer a bad reaction. If it all goes wrong, don't be the one who stands back helpless. In an emergency, here's how to help.


AddAction (drugs/alcohol) 020 7251 5860
Brook Advisory Centre (sexual health, pregnancy) 0808 802 1234
Cornwall Eating Disorders Associations (health) 01726 884432
Cornwall Lesbian Line (sexuality) 01736 754225
Cruse Bereavement Care 0844 477 6400
Esteem (male domestic violence) 01872 226981
Family Planning Association (sexual health, pregnancy) 0845 122 8690
GamCare (gambling) 0845 6000 133
Intercom Trust 0845 6020 818
London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (sexuality) 020 7837 7324
NHS Direct (health) 0845 46 47
NHS Smoking Helpline (smoking) 0800 169 0 169
Rainbow Ring (sexuality) 0845  6020 818
Samaritans 08457 90 90 90
Sexwise (sexual health) 0800 28 29 30
Smokefree (smoking) 0800 022 4 332
Talk to Frank (drugs) 0800 77 66 00
beat (eating disorders) 08456 341414
Narcotics Anonymous (drugs) 0845 373 336
Quitline (smoking) 0800 00 22 00