What's Happening

  • What happens when I come into The Corner?

    There will be a member of staff at the desk to welcome you when you first come in. You will be handed a tick sheet which lists all of our services and you will be asked to tick which service that you need. We ask you to tick the sheet when you come in so that you don't have to say out loud what service you need in front of other people. If you are unsure just tell the member of staff and they can have a chat with you to find out what you need. Once you have ticked the sheet we ask you to take a seat (you can choose where you sit) and the staff will keep you updated with how long it will take for you to be seen. (This can depend on the service that you are for and how busy we are).

  • Who will you tell about my visit to The Corner?

    The Corner is a confidential service, which means details of your visit will not be shared with anyone else, regardless of your age. Staff may need to share information outwith the Corner only if there are serious concerns about you or another young persons safety or wellbeing. You will always be kept fully informed if information needs to be shared with anyone else.

  • How long will I have to wait to be seen?

    It depends on the service you are in for, and how busy we are. We will always try to get you seen as quickly as possible. Staff will keep you informed on waiting times as much as they can.

  • Can my friend be with me when I get the service I'm in for?

    Initially you will be seen on your own as you may be asked personal questions. After this you can discuss with staff having a friend with you.

  • Can you get the morning after pill or contraception for someone else, such as a girlfriend or friend?

    No. It is important that staff speak to the person that requires the service to ensure they receive what they need and so that it can done safely.

  • How soon after unprotected sex can I have an STI test?

    Two weeks after unprotected sex.

  • I don't have any symptoms of an STI, should I still get tested?

    Yes, symptoms of STIs can be silent so even if you have no signs it is important to get checked out just to make sure.

  • Do you tell my parents if I want to start contraception such as the pill?

    No we are a confidential service and that means we would not pass on any information unless we thought there was a real concern.

  • How soon can I have a pregnancy test done if I have had unprotected sex?

    Three weeks after unprotected sex.

  • Can I get pregnant even if I havenít started my period yet?

    Yes there is a chance of pregnancy so it is important to use protection if you are planning to or are having sex.

  • Can I get pregnant on my period?

    Although this is unlikely there is still a chance of getting pregnant so it is important to use a form of contraception such as condoms.

  • My boyfriend pulled out before ejaculation can I still get pregnant?

    Yes there is something called pre cum and there are thousands of sperm in this and it only takes one sperm to get you pregnant.

  • I have been kicked out of my home and I donít know where to get help.

    If you can come along to the Corner Drop-In, you will be able to discuss your situation with a worker who can support you to access temporary accommodation then support services. We can also talk to the housing support services on your behalf, and most important is to make sure you are safe.

  • I think I need to talk to someone but I donít know what about. Can I still come in to talk?

    Yes you can, every young person is welcome at the Corner, even if they are unsure what they want to discuss. Come in and you can have a chat. One of the things we do is help you to get your priorities in order.

  • If I tell you I self harm will you try to put me in hospital?

    We will not put you in hospital; however we will work with other services to make sure you get the best care possible. Self harm is a way of coping with troubles, not the most positive or constructive, but we would never force you to do anything.

  • I have no money for food and I donít get my benefits for another week. Can you help me?

    You can come in and discuss your situation with a worker. They will explore your options and support you to access services that can help you.

  • My friends are taking drugs and I feel under pressure to take them, but I donít want to. What can I do?

    It is really up to what you decide. Sometimes it is hard to say no to friends as you may be scared that they will laugh at you or start to leave you out. But it is your decision, for support on how to handle this, come in and talk. This sounds like a really difficult situation you are in. You are more than welcome to discuss your feelings with a Corner worker, and build your confidence in order to do what is right for you.

  • I am getting bullied at school and canít speak to my teachers, I canít take it anymore. Can I talk to you?

    Yes, you can come down to the Corner drop-in to discuss this anytime during opening hours. A worker will speak to you on your own, or even speak to teachers on your behalf.