School Age Children
If you are worried about a child or young person, it can be hard to know what to do to help them. For more information and some helpful suggestions click here.
- Should my child go to school today?
- What health services are available for school age children?
- Do you have any advice about childhood illnesses?
For more information about the health and well being of school age children, simply click on one of the links below.
NHS Choices - Child Health 6 - 15
Local School Nurse Website
Sleep Council's Good Night Guide for Children
Teens and Young People
Looking after your own health matters rather than relying on parents or family members, can be a bit daunting if you’re not sure how to do things. So, because we want to be sure that you can get really good healthcare when you need it, here is some information to get you started. Getting the healthcare you need at Oakley Health Group
Local Youth Counselling Services
If you or a friend have issues that you want to sort and want someone to talk to then there are two FREE local services which might be able to help.
If you are aged 11 - 19 then contact 121 Youth Counselling.
Alternatively, if you are aged 12 - 24, then you can call the Local Youth Counselling Service on 0345 600 2516 with a 24 hour answer phone or mobile 07827 992764, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are aged between 11 and 19, you can use "Chat Health". This is a secure, confidential aqnd anonymous texting service monitored by a team of trained nurses. No message ever goes unanswered. Simply text 07507332160 or see here for more details.
I Need Help
r u 13 to 25 years? Need help?
At times we all do. When you need someone to talk to who wil not judge or criticise and is 100% confidential call 0800 141 2055, email email@example.com or visit www.ineedhelp.org.cok
You can talk about exam stress, home problems, relationships, bullying, depression or any other stuff
Apps to keep you going
What to do if you are concerned about a child or young person, for example, suspecting abuse
For guidance click here
Websites for info
If you are aged between 15 and 24 and are sexually active, you should be tested at least annually for chlamydia - more often if you have changed partners.
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It affects men and women and you can be infected without having any symptoms. Untreated, it may lead to infertility.
Testing for chlamydia is a simple urine sample and it can be easily treated with antibiotics.
To be tested, simply pick up a pack from Reception and return the urine sample & completed form to us so that we can send it off to the lab to be tested. You can say on the form how you want to be told the results - email, text etc. - which ever way you choose it's completely confidential.
For more information visit http://www.getiton.nhs.uk/chlamydia-screening-programme/
Alternatively, book a phone appointment with a practice nurse who will be able to answer all your queries.