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:


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:


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://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



For urgent mental health support: 


Or call 0800 6444 101 for help day and night; or call NHS 111 and select option 2 for mental health services.

Or text SHOUT to 85258 - free 24/7 mental health text support

Samaritans - free support, call 116 123 anytime


If serious illness or injury, dial 999 for emergency services

Information and support from Hertfordshire County council:


Support for young people who have lost someone:

 CRUSE for young people 01707 264 293

Winston's wish  https://www.winstonswish.org/

CHUMS :http://chums.uk.com/ 

Child Bereavement UK: https://www.childbereavementuk.org/

Information for parents or carers supporting a young person:

Young mind:  Supporting and empowering young minds and parental advice and support for children up to 25yr : www.youngminds.org.uk ; Parents@youngminds.org.uk ; 0808 802 5544 Mon-Fri 9.30-4pm 

 MindEd: free educational resource  with advice and information for families from experts: www.minded.org.uk

HappyMaps: self help and resources for young people and parents http://www.happymaps.co.uk

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:


Information for Parents


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