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Young People's Health

We realise that sometimes it can be difficult for you to come down and discuss your health worries with us. You may feel embarrassed or think that your worry is too trivial. You may not want your parents to know that you’re coming to the surgery. You may find it difficult to fit an appointment around your school or college commitments.

To make things a bit easier we have compiled a list of websites which relate to the common health concerns of young people to give you a starting point. You may find the answers to your queries here but if you are still concerned please make contact with us. You can speak directly to either a doctor or a nurse by leaving a message with our receptionists with your contact phone number. You can email us through this website. You can make an appointment to see us in the surgery bearing in mind that we now offer extended hours surgeries some evenings and Saturday mornings. The consultation will be confidential and we will listen and try to help as best we can.

LINKS:

General Health Advice

http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/your_family/health_index_ew/

 

Young People - health and personal advice

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/index.htm

http://www.patient.co.uk

 

Contraception

http://www.brook.org.uk/contraception

http://www.ypsh.net/

https://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/CheckSymptoms/SATs/contraceptionadvice.aspx

http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/Contraception-and-Young-People.htm

 

Diet

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/HealthAndRelationships/KeepingHealthy/DG_10030623

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/treatments/healthy_living/nutrition/life_adolescence.shtml

 

Pregnancy

http://www.mariestopes.org.uk/

http://www.pregnancy.co.uk/

 

Eating disorders

http://www.b-eat.co.uk/

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Eating-disorders/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 

Abortion

http://www.brook.org.uk/pregnancy/abortion

http://www.mariestopes.org.uk/

 

Drugs and solvent abuse

http://www.newhighway.org.uk/

http://www.talktofrank.com/

http://www.re-solv.org/default.asp

http://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/articles/drugabuse.html

 

Alcohol

http://www.talkaboutalcohol.com/

http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/campaigns/alcohol-and-young-people-whats-the-attraction

 

Self harm

http://www.selfharm.org.uk/

http://www.thesite.org/healthandwellbeing/mentalhealth/selfharm

 

Sexual health

Your Local Cash ( Contraception and Sexual Health Services) Clinic holds a walk in clinic on Tuesdays between 4-6pm. They will offfer basic services such as advice on contraception and emergency contraception such as the morning after pill.

The Clinic will also be able to register young people for the c-card scheme.

Midsomer Norton Children's Centre, Pows Orchard, Midsomer Norton. BA3 2HY

http://www.mariestopes.org.uk/

http://www.ypsh.net/

https://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/CheckSymptoms/SATs/MaleSexualHealth.aspx

https://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/CheckSymptoms/SATs/femalesexualhealth.aspx

 

Smoking

http://www.quitbecause.org.uk

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/HealthAndRelationships/ConcernedAbout/DG_10030631

 

Mental Health

http://www.offtherecord-banes.co.uk/

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

http://www.samaritans.org/your_emotional_health/publications/young_people_emotional_health.aspx



 
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