Maintaining good relationships is very important to your wellbeing. If you are in a relationship with a partner then it is normal for differences of opinion and sometimes conflict to occur.
There are no hard and fast rules in making a relationship work but always try to be aware of what you and your partner want for yourselves and what you want from the relationship. Let one another know what your needs are – talk to one another. Be willing to negotiate and compromise on the things you want and try to see things from the other's point of view.
If you need help in your relationship then you may find it useful to contact a professional organisation such as RELATE at their Liverpool outpost centre. RELATE offer counselling, sex therapy as well as young people and family counselling,
01606 350995 www.relate-cheshire-merseyside.org.uk
Most of us are aware and clear of our sexual orientation but for some people, their sexual orientation can feel confusing.
Sexual orientation is often complex and shaped at an early age. It is important to recognise that there are probably many reasons for a person's sexual orientation and the reasons may be different for each person. Finding the right support is essential.
In Liverpool you can contact the Armistead Centre who offer HIV prevention, sexual health promotion, outreach and wider support services to: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people across Liverpool.
0870 990 8996 or 0151 227 1478 (minicom) www.armisteadcentre.co.uk
Young people can contact: GYRO - gay youth 'r' out:
GYRO provides a safe, comfortable space where young people aged 16 to 25 who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, or are questioning their sexual identity (LGBQ), can get to know other LGBQ young people.
0151 203 0824 www.gyro.org.uk
Having an abortion can be a difficult choice to make and it can be an emotional time. Talking things through and making sure you have accurate information will help.
You can do this through the services in Liverpool that can refer you for an NHS abortion carried out at either Liverpool Women’s Hospital or bpas.
This is free of charge. You can find counselling and a referral for NHS abortion at your GP, Abacus, Brook (under 25s only) or Great Charlotte St.
If you want to go privately and pay you can contact bpas
08457 30 40 30 www.bpas.org