Young Persons

More information for teenagers is available on the following leaflet:

 Teens Info document.docx

BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT

Did you know you can request a male or female GP? You can also be seen on your own, with a friend or with a parent or carer – you decide. We also have evening appointments available.

To book an appointment call our hub number on 01273 834388. Young people aged 11-16 years can also sign up to online services with our receptionists and book in online if a doctor authorises this.

Please see here for more information.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

We provide a confidential service to all our patients, including under 16’s. This means that what we discuss in each appointment stays private, including from your parent or guardian, unless you choose to tell them. We only break confidentiality if we are concerned you are in danger and we would always try and talk to you first about this.

We only pass on personal information to other health professionals in the interests of your health.

You can download our ‘Talk to us’ guide here

 

EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Everyone struggles coping with their feelings sometimes. It’s important to look after your emotional health as well as your physical health. If you’re struggling with low mood, feeling anxious or stressed, please book in to discuss with one of our GPs or you can self-refer to our Youth Emotional Support service. Please see here 

 

 

Here are some useful websites that may help also:

 

Doc Ready – it can be difficult to talk to people for the first time about your mental health. This website helps you build a checklist of what to discuss with the GP. 

https://www.docready.org/#/home

 

Young Minds – Advice and support for people with young persons with mental health problems

https://youngminds.org.uk/

 

Calm Harm – An app to help with self-harm

https://calmharm.co.uk/

 

Childline Exam Stress and Pressure – Advice if you’re feeling stressed about exams

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/school-college-and-work/school-college/exam-stress/

 

Teenage Health Freak – Advice on a wide variety of health problems that may affect teenagers

http://www.teenagehealthfreak.org/

 

Sexwise – advice about sexually transmitted infections, contraception and pregnancy

https://www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk/

 

Talk to Frank – Information about drugs and addiction

https://www.talktofrank.com/