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Advice Zone - for young people

Safety in relationships

A big part of being a young person is meeting new boyfriends and girlfriends. It can be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, but it's important that these are happy times.  

You will find a lot of helpful information on relationships here on the Young Scot website. 

If you are under 16,  be very wary about having relationships with people who are much older than you. Some adults deliberately target young people to exploit them for sex.

Never let a boyfriend or girlfriend pressure you into things you don't want to do. Trying to control you by telling you what to wear, humiliating you when you fall out or being jealous when you talk to other people could all be signs of an abusive relationship that you could do without.


Sexual health drop ins 

If you are in a relationship and need advice and access to medical support or contraception, there are drop-ins for young people across Lanarkshire where trained nurses can help and advise you. 


Forced marriage

It is against the law in Scotland to be married to someone against your will. If you or a friend fear that a marriage is being arranged against your will, Contact us or find out more on the Scottish Government's website.

Feeling down

Sometimes when they are overwhelmed with emotions, young people will harm themselves or feel they don't want to go on with life. If you or a friend feel this way, make sure you get help.  There is good information on self harm, anxiety and suicide on the see me scotland website.