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Think you may be pregnant? Need advice?

You can take a free pregnancy test, and talk about your choices if the test is positive, at Brook Islington at Pulse T: 020 7527 1300.

Lift and Pulse also offer pregnancy testing, advice on your options and advice on all sexual health issues. You can go to your doctor or GP practice. Contact NHS Islington if you don’t already have a doctor. You may have lots of questions. Am I Pregnant? may have the answer.

You can also find information and advice on these websites:

  • NHS Choices - a pregnancy test is the only way to know for sure whether or not you’re pregnant.
  • The Mix - for advice, information and support on sex, relationships, drugs, drink, health, wellbeing, fitness and more.

If you have a child, there is support, activities and learning opportunities for young parents aged between 16 and 21. 

For information on benefits if you have a child, contact the Child Benefit Helpline contact T: 0300 200 3100 or 0300 200 3103 (textphone).

If you want to return to school or college, the Care to Learn scheme offers financial help with childcare for young parents under 20 years. Contact the Student Bursary Support Service helpline T: 0800 121 8989 or 0800 917 6048 (textphone).

Look for more information on benefits and Care to Learn on these websites:

  • The Mix - for advice, information and support on sex, relationships, drugs, drink, health, wellbeing, fitness and more
  • GOV.UK - if you're under 20, Care to Learn could pay up to £160 for each child a week (up to £175 if you live in London) towards your childcare and travel costs while you're learning.