Helping youngsters is aim of service in Hailsham

Young people in Hailsham will continue to benefit from free support, guidance and personal development services at the town council run Infopoint drop-in centre located in Market Square, the council has said.

Through Infopoint, a dedicated youth centre managed and funded by Hailsham Town Council, young people aged between 11 and 19 (and older for those with special educational needs) currently have access to information and advice on all the issues that are important to them, including bullying, health, drug issues and sexual health.

Youth project co-ordinator Andy Joyes said: “Since its establishment in January 2008, Infopoint has continued to provide a vital service to help young people make important life choices.

“We hope that many more young people in Hailsham in need of such services will be encouraged to take advantage of the help and advice on offer, so please pop in.”

The Infopoint drop-in centre is open Monday to Friday from 7pm to 9pm.

Sexual health meetings, which offer free support on relationships, pregnancy and sexual health issues take place at Infopoint on weekdays from 7.15pm until 9.30pm.

Free pregnancy tests and chlamydia tests for young people under the age of 21 take place Monday to Friday from 7pm until 9pm.

For further information, call 01323 843377 or text your message to 07957 242805.

For more information about the service or any upcoming events in the town visit www.hailsham-tc.gov.uk