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Young People

Young People

The Practice has recently undertaken work to achieve the “Young Person Friendly Accreditation”.  This is a standard of service and accreditation granted by the Youth Association, which work to champion youth and youth work in society.

The Practice offers telephone appointments specifically for young people every Thursday afternoon from 3.30pm - 4.00pm.  

C-Card (Condom Service) 

We are a C-Card Distribution centre providing a free service to young patients registered for the C-Card Scheme.

The C-Card scheme is a confidential service for young people aged 13-25 years of age; this means that we will not tell anyone you have been to see us.

 

Contraception and Sexual Health

The Contraception and Sexual Health service provided by Spectrum is free, friendly and confidential. Spectrum’s highly trained staff assists people of all ages in making informed and safe decisions about sex and sexual health.  Their aim is to reduce the rates of sexually transmitted infections and teenage pregnancies in the Wakefield area. 

To make an appointment or for more information, phone 01924 327586. Clinics are held at the practice at the following times:-

Monday    14.30 – 17.00 (this is a youth advice drop-in session)

Tuesday   17.30 – 20.00

 

Kooth

Kooth is a free online service that offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people. When you sign up you can choose an avatar, which helps to keep you safe and anonymous.  You can have a "drop-in" chat with a counsellor or therapist or book a one-to-one session.

Kooth’s counsellors and therapists are available until 10pm, 365 days a year. You can talk to other young people anonymously on the forums whenever you like, and keep an online journal.
Subscribing to Kooth means you can read its online magazine and maybe even write for it. You can also use Kooth to set goals with your online counsellor or therapist and keep a record of how you are doing. 
Evidence suggests that Kooth can help children and young people with a range of emotional and psychological problems.

Kooth is suitable for children and young people aged 11 to 19 (25 in some areas).  It can help with lots of different problems including family problems, eating disorders, loneliness, bullying, anxiety and depression.

If you’d like to sign up with Kooth go to www.kooth.com and enter a user name and password. Then click on the dropdown menu to see if Kooth is available in your area.

If Kooth is available in your area, you’ll need to enter some information about yourself. None of the other young people who use Kooth will be able to see this so that you can stay safe and anonymous.

Kooth is free, but it’s only available in some areas.

 

Confidentiality

The duty of confidentiality owed to a person under 16 is as great as the duty owed to any other person.  We inform young people about the practice's confidentiality policy with posters and leaflets in the surgery.

If you have any suggestions on how we can make our practice more accessible for young people please speak to a member of the practice team.

 

 



 
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