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Young Patients

Starting to do things on your own can be a little scary, so we thought it would be a great idea to let you know what we can help you with and also give you some useful links.

St Ann's can help with:

  •   Total confidentiality and online booking
  •   Male and female doctors
  •   Sexual health advice including contraception
  •   Support with alcohol and drug abuse
  •   Help and support for quitting smoking
  •   Concerns about mental health issues
  •   Any other health and well-being worries or concerns

 


 Updating Your Health Records

Don’t forget, the telephone number we have on your records might be your parent’s mobile number. You can give us a ring or update your contact details online if you want to change this. Click on the 'Update your contact details' link on the homepage. You can also sign-up for on-line booking of your own appointments,  ordering repeat prescriptions and a summary of your medical record - just visit the surgery with some identification and we can set it up for you.

 


 See Below for help on these further topics

Festival Survival Guide

Emotional wellbeing, relationship and sexual health support - YOUTH START Rotherham

Drugs and alcohol- Know The Score

Keeping Yourself Safe from Sexual Exploitation

Acne

Surviving Exams

Going to Uni?

Smoking

Bereavement and Young People

Teenage Pregnancy and Contraception

Holidays and Travelling


NHS Teen Girls    << GIRLS CLICK HERE                  BOYS CLICK HERE >>   NHS Teen Boys

 


Youth Start

Open to all Rotherham young people aged 11 to 25, Youth Start has a particular focus on mental health, emotional wellbeing, relationship and sexual health support. Open access and referral for: Counselling and therapeutic interventions; Flexible individual support; Sexual health services; Advice & information; Advocacy and signposting.


Drugs and Alcohol

Young people can speak to a worker about their own drug and/or alcohol use or someone else’s drug and/or alcohol use. Know the Score will not lecture you or tell you what todo. Know the Score will try to listen and support you to make informed choices. Click here for further help and information


Keep Yourself Safe from Sexual Exploitation

 

It’s a sad fact that any child of any age, any gender and of any background can be a victim of sexual exploitation, and that it wrecks lives. Don’t be fooled by the word ‘child’ – it means teenagers too. Offenders groom their victims in various ways, such as in person, via mobiles or online, making the young person believe they are in a trusting and normal relationship before breaking that trust.

 

Below are some links to posters and sites that can help you avoid being exploited but also advising you what to do if you think you or a friend are being exploited.

 

Help and advice can be found at this website:

http://knowaboutcse.co.uk/youngpeople/

For information about grooming click below:

Know about grooming


 

Protecting Yourself from Illness

Meningitis ACWY

The Men ACWY vaccine protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemiameningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases.

 

All 17- and 18-year-olds in school year 13 and first-time university students up to the age of 25 are eligible for the vaccine. Older teenagers and university students are at high risk of infection because many of them mix closely with lots of new people at university, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria. So if you are a student going away to university or college for the first time as a fresher, (including overseas and mature students up to the age of 25), please contact the Practice to make an appointment to have your Men ACWY vaccine, ideally before the start of the academic year.

 

For more information about Men ACWY click here.

HPV Vaccine for Teenage Girls

The HPV vaccine helps protect against some types of cancer including cervical cancer. All teenage girls are offered this vaccination when they are at school. It is very important that you protect yourself. If you missed out on part or all of your HPV vaccination at school you can still get it done by making an appointment at the Practice before you reach your eighteenth birthday.

For more information on the HPV vaccine click here.


Festival Survival Guide

Music festivals are one of the highlights of the British summer, attracting hundreds of thousands of fans of all ages every year. There are common health hazards that can be avoided. Watch THIS video for some useful advice.

For more information click HERE.

 

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Acne

 

 

If you're a teen, chances are you have some acne. Almost 8 in 10 teens have acne, along with many adults.

Acne is so common that it's considered a normal part of puberty. But knowing that doesn't always make it easier when you're looking at a big pimple on your face in the mirror. So what is acne, and what can you do about it?

Acne is a condition of the skin that shows up as different types of bumps. These bumps can be blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or cysts. Teens get acne because of the hormonal changes that come with puberty. If your parents had acne as teens, it's more likely that you will, too. The good news is that, for most people, acne goes away almost completely by the time they are out of their teens.

Click HERE for more information.

 

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 Surviving Exams

It's wise to revise!

Getting through exams can be challenging, but try not to panic. There are ways to beat exam stress and ensure that you get the best possible results.

Good planning and a realistic revision schedule can turn a heavy workload into something manageable. Knowing that you have a schedule can help manage your nerves.

Tests and exams, including GCSEs, can be challenging part of school life. Watch THIS video to see how teenagers prepared themselves for their GCSEs, overcame stress and built the confidence to sit their exams.

For more information click HERE.

 

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 Going to Uni?

If you move away when you go to university, you will need to register with a new GP. Most universities will have a student medical centre on or near campus, or should be able to recommend a local GP practice. Remember you are at university for at least 3 years, so registering for medical care locally is very important.

Don't worry if you need medical care when you are at home during the holidays - you can still be seen at The Westgate Practice as a temporary resident. We'll just need you to complete a short form with details of your term-time GP.

FRESHERS...Going to university in September?

Click here for more information about your Meningitis ACWY jab.

Make sure you are immunised before you go. Phone the practice on 01543 416633 and ask for an appointment for your Men ACWY jab to ensure you're protected.

  • For advice on drugs click HERE
  • For advice on sexual health click HERE
  • For advice on healthy eating click HERE

 

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 Smoking

 

Click HERE to find out what happens to teen smokers.

How will smoking affect your appearance? 

Watch THIS video to find out.

Need some guidance on quitting?

Click HERE to see the NHS guide to quitting.

Want to know what Cristiano Ronaldo, Joe Cole and Amir Khan think of girls who smoke?

Click HERE to find out!

 

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 Bereavement and Young People

Losing someone important to you is one of the hardest things to experience in life, and if you're young, bereavement can be even more difficult. St Ann's can offer support and advice to help you get through it.

Click HERE for more information, support and advice.

 

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 Teenage Pregnancy and Contraception

Here at St Ann's we can offer confidential advice on contraception, emergency contraception and pregnancy.

Condoms are freely available from our reception desk.

For advice on teenage pregnancy click HERE.

 

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 Holidays and Travelling

Backpacking this summer?

For other useful advice see the following links:



 
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