Ask Brook

Welcome to 'Ask Brook'

The Ask Brook telephone service is currently closed – you can still contact Ask Brook by text and webchat (IM) from 9am – 3pm Monday to Friday.

The text service can be reached on (standard SMS rates apply). The webchat (IM) service is available by clicking on the blue ‘Advisor online’ button which will display to the right of this screen when an advisor is online.

You can find information on a range of topics on Brook’s website as below:

  • To find your nearest service click here 
  • For STI help click here 
  • For information on contraception and emergency contraception click here 
  • For information and support on relationships click here 
  • For pregnancy advice click here.

The telephone service is closed until further notice while we are focusing on delivering more digital forms of communication to young people through the text and webchat service.

The 24 hour recorded information service will still be available on by pressing option 1.

If you need to speak to someone outside of Brook opening times please contact:

  • The Sexual Healthline ().
  • NHS 111 by dialling 111, or NHS 24 (Scotland) on .

Ask Brook offers a confidential telephone, online webchat and interactive text message service.

Ask Brook opening times are:

  • For text and webchat: 9am - 3pm Monday to Friday

If you have an urgent question, you can text us, or speak with an Ask Brook advisor via Webchat.

If you need to speak to someone urgently outside of these times please contact NHS 11 by dialing 111 or NHS 24 (Scotland) on .

You can listen to recorded information on key sexual health issues anytime of day or night on . You will hear a recorded message and will then be asked to choose the topic you want more information on from a list of options.

Ask Brook provides sexual health information, support and signposting for all young people under 25 anywhere in the UK. Information on services outside of the UK is available from IPPF).

  • Text Ask Brook on (standard SMS rates apply)
  • Or chat online by clicking the 'Advisor Online' button to the right of this page (please note, the button only displays when an advisor is online)

Please note that for technical reasons we are unable to receive picture messages

Ask Brook cannot provide individual medical advice but we do provide a personal reply with information to help you.

To find your nearest Brook service, visit:

How quickly will we get back to you?

  • All text messages are answered within one working day


Here to listen, not to tell! At Brook we offer a confidential service. This means that we do not talk about your enquiry to anyone outside Brook without your permission unless you are in serious danger. If you have any worries or questions about confidentiality, don't hesitate to ask us

For more information about confidentiality, and to protect your privacy by ensuring that other people can't find out that you have visited this website, click HERE.

24-hour information line

For information on key sexual health issues any time of day or night you can call and select option 1 for our 24-hour information line. You will hear a recorded message and will then be asked to choose the topic you want more information on from a list of options.

If you need to speak to someone urgently when Ask Brook is closed

If you need to speak to somebody about your situation outside of our hours, you can call:

  • Worth Talking About for under 19s only open Monday to Friday 2pm - 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 2pm - 4pm on
  • NHS 111 for all ages, for medical advice 24 hours a day by dialing 111 (call charges apply).