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Please note that the surgery will be CLOSED for Protected Learning Time (PLT) on the afternoon of Wednesday 5th July. This dedicated training session allow GP practice staff the opportunity to close for the afternoon to learn about the most up to date information on particular subjects which underpin the key priorities for healthcare. Emergency medical care is available for those conditions that will not wait until the surgery re-opens. Please call 999 if your condition is life-threatening or 111 if you are unable to wait until the surgery re-opens.  Routine matters should wait until the surgery re-opens on Thursday 6th July at 8am. Sorry for an inconvenience this may cause.

Teenagers

Health for Teens

Is aimed at young people between the ages of 11 and 19 and includes signposting to health and support services within Hertfordshire. Not only will it provide local health updates, events and information, it will also contain the contact details of all School Nursing teams across the county and signposting to relevant services. You can have a look at the website here

Teenage Confidentiality

did you know you could be seen on your own, even if you are under 16?

We will be happy to see just you, or bring a friend, a carer or parent - you choose.  We provide a confidential service to all our patients, including under 16's.  this mean we won't tell anyone  about your visit without your permission (consent).  the only time we ever share information without your consent is if your or someone else could be indanger.  We would always talk to you about this first.

Parent Leaflet

Young Persons Leaflet

Kooth Online Counselling

 

Kooth is free online support and counselling for young people between the age of 10 & 25. Kooth have counsellors who have been specially trained to work online with young people

 

It is free, safe and anonymous. You can chat online about any issues to have.

 

Problems at home

Problems at school

Drink and Drugs

Sexual health and sexuality

Anxiety stress

Eating disorders

Relationships

 

To visit their website please click here

c-card Hertfordshire is a sexual health scheme for young people up to the age of 25 years. Whether you're a young man or a young woman, straight or gay, this scheme aims to help young people to:

Make the right CHOICES regarding relationships

Get free CONDOMS to prevent unplanned pregnancies and reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Get tested for CHLAMYDIA and other STIs

Understand the types of CONTRACEPTION available

Click here to visit their website and for more information

 

Mental Health

 

Doc-Ready

 

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.
Doc Ready has info and advice about what to expect and how to plan speaking to a GP about your mental health. Click here for more information.

Build Your Checklist

It can be awkward, scary or embarrassing talking about your mental health. Doc Ready helps you to plan what you're going to say to your doctor. Click here to build your own check list

Where Can you Get Help

  • Samaritans: 24/7 confidnetial emotional support 08457 909090 or visit their website http://www.samaritans.org/
  • Saneline: advice on mental health issues 0300 304 7000
  • If you have a mild to moderate mental health problem you can self-refer, or ask your GP to refer you, to the Hertfordshire Wellbeing Service
  • If you are experiencing mental health problems for the first time or are in need of urgent help, you can contact the following:
  • 08:00 – 19:00   Single Point of Access 0300 777 0707
    17:00 – 09:00   Out of Hours 01438 843322.
  • Or you can go to your nearest Accident & Emergency department for help

 

 Bullying

If you're being bullied, it can sometimes feel like nothing can make it stop, especially if it has been happening for a long time.

Bullying can leave you feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, worthless and scared. But it doesn't have to be like this.

You can get help through ChildLine by:

  • calling a counsellor free on 0800 1111
  • talking to a counsellor through 1-2-1 chat online
  • getting support from other young people on the Childline message boards
  • You can also get support by asking an adult for help

 

Alcohol, Sex & Safety

Whether you are a young man or a young woman alcohol can:

  • Affect the wasy you react to certain situations
  • Make you more likely to say or do things that you could later regret
  • Increase your chance of getting a sexually transmitted disease
  • Increase your chances of being a victim of sexual assault
  • make you more likely to have unprotected sex
  • Increase your chances of getting pregnant or getting someone pregnant
  • Make you aggressive
  • Get you into dangerous situations like accidents and arguments
  • MAKE YOU NOT CARE ABOUT ANY OF THE ABOVE

 

Information & Advice

 

 

Drug Safety

  • A-DASH is the Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Service in Hertfordshire.  They work with anyone under 18 years old in Hertfordshire who has issues/problems with their own drug/alcohol use.  they can offer free and confidential one to one advice, support and specialist help if needed. Call - 01992 531917, text 07770 537227 or email A-DASH@nhs.net
  • FRANK is a 24 hour confidential helpline giving information to young people, parents and carers about drugs, alcohol and other substances: 0800 77 66 00 or visit their website http://www.talktofrank.com/

 Clamydia Testing for 16-24 year olds

  • If you're between 16 and 24 and live in Hertfordshire you can order a free chlamydia test. We send it to you, you provide a pee sample, send it back free and get results by the method you choose. Visit their website for a kit or more information. www.c-sure.org.uk


 
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