This section of our website will be dedicated to services and information relevant to young people registered with our practice. We will update it with news and information which will be aimed at people aged 13-25.
New sexual health advice and information website for young people
A new website has been launched "Respect Yourself Gloucestershire" is a safe place for young people aged 13- 25 to find honest answers to their questions, without judgement or embarrassment. It provides information in areas which may not be covered by sex education in schools and approaches subjects that young people might not find easy to talk about. To access the website follow this link http://gloucestershire.respectyourself.info/
A text messaging service offering 11-19 year olds confidential advice about their health and wellbeing from a School Nurse
Texts can be sent about all kinds of things such as Contraception, Sex, Self Harm, Eating & Smoking.
To access the service send a text to 07507 333351
The service is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays. Texts are usually replied to within 24 hours. Out of hours, anyone who texts the service receives a bounce back message explaining where to get help if their question is urgent, and when they can expect a response.
More Information School Nurse Text Message
Gloucestershire Young Carers
Gloucestershire Young Carers is a dynamic charity constantly growing and developing to meet the ever-changing needs of young carers in the county.
For help, support and advice contact Young Carers on 01452 733060 or visit their website
Read the latest We Care, We Count Newsletter
The #JoinTheHerd campaign aims to encourage young people in particular to have their MMR and in this way ‘join the herd’, giving themselves and their community protection against measles.
Following the measles outbreak in September 2017 NHS England are encouraging young people aged 16 – 26 years, whose parents have previously refused the vaccination on their behalf, to come to the practice to get a MMR vaccination.
More information can be found by watching the two videos below or visiting the NHS Choices website
#JoinTheHerd - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av5-6L_1wKk
Risks of Measles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utyaxs4_SHc