Teen and young peoples health

Teen and young people's health

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Teenage and young adult years can be a difficult time for all involved.

This website https://www.healthforteens.co.uk 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.

This app is also designed to support young people to stay healthy and help identify any issues that may need professional support:

https://app.appinstitute.com/heeadsss

Please find here a COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF LOCAL HELP AND RESOURCES available for teens and young people in need of support- covers mental health, physical and sexual health and parental support:

Available local help for young people (green boxes include updated services during Coronavirus)

Mental health in young people

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:

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

Talking therapies and online support:

Childrens' wellbeing practitioners: 01992 556405/ 0300 123 4043

Youthtalk counselling 01727 868684

MIND- helpline info for Children and young people

https://kooth.com

http://www.youthtalk.org.uk

https://www.elefriends.org.uk/

https://www.headspace.com

https://theolliefoundation.org/ - includes details of local training courses for young people

https://www.ychertfordshire.org/about-yc-hertfordshire/make-a-referral/supporting-you-emotional-wellbeing-and-resilience-programme/ - a 7 week programme for 11-17 year olds to help improve resilience and emotional wellbeing

Apps for children and young people:

Smiling Mind

Big White Wall

Calm

BlueIce


Information and support from Hertfordshire County council:

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/familiesfirst

Eating disorders

Are you worried you have an eating disorder? Or do you know you have one? Or are you worried someone you know may have one?

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



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