Teen and Young People’s Health

teensTeenage and young adult years can be a difficult time for all involved. The website below covers topics that teenagers might find particularly relevant- such as spots (acne), relationships, sexual health and contraception, information about drugs and alcohol. Mental health and healthy living are also covered.

https://www.healthforteens.co.uk

Accessing Services and Your Confidentiality

Please open the document below regarding accessing services and  and how we manage your confidential information.

Young Persons Guide

Teenage and Young People's Mental Health

We know that it can be difficult to talk to people when you're having difficulties with your mental health. Doc Ready helps you get ready for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health. Please click on the link below:

http://www.docready.org/

Other useful resources:

https://kooth.com

http://www.youthtalk.org.uk

https://www.headspace.com

Eating Disorders

Do you have an eating disorder?

People of all ages, gender, ethnic groups and backgrounds can be affected by eating disorders. make sure you are aware of the signs. For more information:

https://www.b-eat.co.uk/about-eating-disorders

Information for Parents

https://www.priorygroup.com/blog/eating-disorders-in-young-people-a-parents-guide

Chlamydia Testing

We offer a free chlamydia test to all adults aged between 15 and 24.

  • It is free
  • It is quick and easy
  • it is confidential

You do NOT need to see a GP or nurse to have the test - you can take the test yourself. Simply obtain a testing kit from the surgery.

Facts about chlamydia

  • Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection
  • People who are 24 and under and sexually active are more likely to contract chlamydia
  • 1 in 14 people 24 and under who are tested, have chlamydia
  • It affects both sexes
  • Most people who have chlamydia do not know they have it.

If you are 24 or under and have been sexually active, it is recommended that you have a chlamydia test every year or every time you change a sexual partner.

For more information about chlamydia go to www.c-sure.org.uk

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