Teens and Young Adults
Please follow this link for advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing
ThinkNinja is a mental health app designed for 10 to 18 year olds. Using a variety of content and tools, it allows young people to learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing, and develop skills they can use to build resilience and stay well.
Healios is working towards ensuring children, young people and adults have the best chance of achieving their goals and fulfil their life's potential through supporting mental health, emotional wellbeing and resilience.
Budleigh Salterton Medical Centre is committed to improving the health of young people in East Devon. We endeavour to provide a welcoming, supportive environment for young people to attend and discuss their health needs and concerns.
Bicton College students can make an appointment through the student services department to see Dr Tania Davis at her weekly clinics held at the college on a Wednesday at 12 noon.
We spoke with the students at Bicton College and they told us they would like somewhere to go for more information about health related issues. We have therefore put together the following list of resources solely for teenagers and young adults who may have questions about health, but perhaps are too embarrassed to ask someone about what’s bothering them.
Devon Safeguarding has pages specifically designed for young people which are easy to navigate and are full of advice and guidance. If you can't find the information relating to your needs then they ask you to call them direct on 0345 155 1071.
Each of the following web sites also cover a wide array of subjects such as bullying, substance abuse and physical health. Please following the links to explore the general health and wellbeing websites and also websites which deal with specific issues such as bereavement; bullying; domestic violence; cancer; carers; childline; drugs and alcohol; eating disorders; education and work; emotional and mental health; going to hospital; homelessness; sexual health and contraception; smoking; and thoughts, moods and feeling.
General health and wellbeing websites
(1) Getconnected.org.uk (ages 16-25)
Get Connected is a free, confidential helpline for young people under the age of 25. They are available 365 days a year and you can contact them via phone, webchat, email, text message or their 24/7 online directory Webhelp.
The issues that Get Connected deal with are:
- Abuse and Violence • Bullying, harassment and discrimination
- Citizenship and cultural issues • Crime, the law and rights
- Drink, drugs and addictions • Families and care • Mental health
- Gender and sexual health • Self harm • Housing and homelessness
- Physical health • Sex, relationships and pregnancy • Work, education and money
(2) Thesite.org (ages 16-25)
Thesite.org is run by charity Youthnet, they are guide to life for people aged 16 – 25 year olds. They offer non judgemental support and information on everything that young people would need to know such as:
- Sex and relationships • Drink and drugs • Work and study • Community
- Health and wellbeing • Home, law and money • Travel and free-time
- Bereavement advice and support when someone dies
- Phone: National Helpline 0844 477 9400, Local Helpline 01392 272406
(1) Bullying UK
- Advice about dealing with bullying, including cyberbullying • Phone: 0808 800 202
Teen Info on Cancer is a site set up by Macmillan to give teenagers more information and insight into cancer. The information that the site goes into detail are:
- What causes cancer • Types of cancer (ie which types are more likely to affect teens)
- How cancer is treated • Whether cancer can return after it’d been treated
- Tests and scans • Complimentary therapies • How to get treatments
- Information and advice about caring and emotional support for carers
- Advice and support for young people on a wide range of issues • Phone: 0800 1111
(1) Women's Aid
- Information about domestic violence • Phone: 0808 2000 257
Education & Work
- Information, advice and guidance to help people engage in education and work
- Phone: 0800 97 55 111