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Pulse offers a range of services to support young people including advice on sexual health and contraception. Sexual health clinics are offered Monday to Saturday for free confidential sexual health advice, all methods of contraception, condoms, emergency contraception, and pregnancy testing as well as abortion advice. They also offer Chlamydia and gonorrhoea screening and treatment and advice on all other sexually transmitted diseases.

Counselling services are available during the week for support on any issue. We offer weekly drop-in sessions run by the Youth Careers Team that offer advice around education, training, employment and benefits including specialist help from our teenage pregnancy workers and learning disabilities advisor. This service is available to young people aged 13-19 as well as any young person under the age of 26 who has learning difficulties or is disabled.

For those experiencing problems living at home, are on the verge of being made homeless or are homeless, our youth counselling service can provide support. We also provide support for young parents 18 years and under who are either pregnant or have children through the Family Nurse Partnership and the Young Parents midwifery team at Whittington Hospital.

Some services are only available to young people who are Islington residents. You can download a timetable of advice sessions at the Centre by clicking on the link on this page or phone Pulse for further details.

Who to contact

020 7527 1300


Holloway Road
N7 8DD

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Opening times for each service can be found by using the link to the Pulse Services document at the end of this page.Pulse sex and relationship services are also available at Lift and Platform Youth Hubs.

Other Details

Cost Details
Free of charge
Who is this service for?
Young men and women under 22 years old or up to 25 for young people with a learning difficulty or disability; some services have other age criteria, please see service description for full details.
Can I refer myself?
How to refer or apply

Open access, drop-in sessions for all sexual health clinics and youth careers team services. Appointments required for some advice or counselling sessions. Please phone for an appointment using the contact details in the Pulse service leaflet attached below.

Additional Languages
Interpreters available on request
Record updated: 17/07/2018