Young Persons Services


 Savvy Kernow 

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Savvy Kernow and its website is a free service for people aged between 13 and 19, which was developed with the aim of giving young people access to a wide range of useful services. Savvy Kernow works with services to make sure that they are young people friendly and a directory of approved, useful services can be found on the website.

Being Savvy Kernow Level 2 accredited, Trescobeas Surgery offers a confidential service for young people who would like to discuss issues such as contraception, relationships and bullying. We respect your rights to talk to any member of staff without anyone else knowing and will always treat your enquiry confidentially.

Savvy Kernow has also now gone mobile, so you can search advice and information on the website from your phone!

If you would like to let them know what you think of the service and how it could be improved, you can do this by emailing Savvy Kernow at


If you are aged between 13 and 24 you are entitled to free condoms through the 'Your C-Card' scheme. To access this service you will need to sign up at any C-Card registration point, after discussing some sexual health issues with a C-Card worker in private (you can locate your nearest venue by using the 'find venue' tab on the C-Card website).

To register for the C-Card scheme at Trescobeas Surgery you will first need a 10 minute appointment with the nurse before you can collect a free condom pack.

You are able to use your card 6 times if over 16 or 3 times if aged 13 to 15, before you will need to renew your card at a C-Card registration point.

Under 13 or Over 24?

If you're under 13 or over 24 you can't register with the C-Card scheme. But if you need help or advice regarding sexual health you can use the information provided on the website.

As well as contraceptive advice, C-Card are also able to issue Chlamydia screening kits to 15-24 year olds. The test is free and is also confidential. So unless you give permission, no one else will know that you have been tested.

 Ask PHIL  

PHIL (Promoting Health Information Line) is a service that gives advice and information on your local services that you are able to use.

Call PHIL on 01209 215666 or send a text on 07800006472. You can also look at the page of helpful links that can be found on their website:

Talk to FRANK

Talk to Frank is a drugs education site providing impartial information about the effects of a wide range of legal and illegal drugs. It can help you to find out advice and information about the effects of most commonly used drugs. You can also find out about other aspects relating to drugs, such as ways of quitting.

If you want to talk, you can call Frank 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 0300 123 6600.

A Live Chat is available to have a friendly, confidential chat online from 2pm-6pm on any day of the week.

Text a question and Frank will text you back on 82111.


Kooth provides users with a free, confidential and anonymous online counselling with professionally qualified counsellors and therapists for 11-25 year olds.

Drop in chats with counsellors.

Booked 1:1 chats with a counsellor.

Secure web-based email.

Themed message forums.Telephone: 0845 330 7090

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