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Young People

youngpeople.jpgQueens Road operates the C Card Scheme and 'You're Welcome' for Young People - please see our display beside the main staircase.

Young persons info leaflet

How to make an appointment

Ring 01207 585890 and ask for either a telephone appointment or a surgery appointment with the doctor, nurse practitioner or nurse. The doctor or nurse can even phone you back on your mobile if you need help the same day. Consultations are confidential. Usually we would encourage you to attend with a parent but you can attend on your own or with a friend. You can also request to see a male or female member of staff.

Confidentiality

We offer a confidential service which means we wont tell anyone else what you say, the only time this may happen is if we think you may be at risk, even then we will always try to get your consent first.

Other places that can help include local clinics for young people, and you can often be seen without an appointment. Try these -

Phoenix Centre, Moorside Community College 01207 588440 (Fridays) or email moorside.phoenix@durhamlea.org.uk

Or access http://www.health-promotion.cdd.nhs.uk/ for a range of young people's and other health promotion information, including sexual health and the C-card scheme.

Other sites:

www.teenagehealthfreak.org

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Just think how much fitter, fresher and richer you'll be! Keep up with the States where teen smoking is dropping fast. See our nurses at the surgery or try:

Derwentside Smoking Cessation Service 01207 523624 NHS Smoking helpline (free) 0800 022 4 332 

http://smokefree.nhs.uk/

Alcohol

Not always fun, a big part of anti-social behaviour, try www.wrecked.org.uk  for some true stories.  Jane Nelson at NECA (North East Counselling and Addictions Service) Palmerston Street, Consett 01207 581922

Drinkline (free) 0800 9178282

Also try www.drinkaware.co.uk

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Left it too late to 'Just Say No'? Try these for help:

NECA Palmerston Street, Consett 01207 581922

Consett Churches detached Youth Centre,  17 Medomsley Road,  Consett 01207 501863

www.codurhamdat.org.uk

Mental Health

Everybody has a 'mental health' and we all have experience of things like stress, anxiety and depression. For more general info visit www.youngminds.org.uk

Eating Disorders - visit www.edauk.com  or dial 08456347650

Self Harm - www.selfharm.com

Remember, asking for help is the most important thing - it's the first step to feeling better, whatever the problem.

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All young people are entitled to confidential treatment, even if you are under 16. Health professionals treating under 16's have to be certain that you are behaving responsibly, through your own choice, and understand the advice or treatment options.

Queens Road Surgery offers family planning appointments at any time with the doctor or nurse, and has a family planning clinic on Tuesdays 5.00-6.30. Other Family Planning Clinics are held in Shotley Bridge Hospital (Tuesday evenings) or at Stanley Health Centre (Wednesday evenings). Contraception is free, and all young people are welcome to collect free condoms.

CASH (Contraception and Sexual Health) are also on offer at Queens Road Surgery, Tuesday evenings. For lots of useful advice and other local schemes, try http://www.health-promotion.cdd.nhs.uk/

 'Morning After Pill'

Not just for the morning after unprotected intercourse, but for up to 72 hours. It works best given early. Doctors' surgeries, the Out of Hours centre at Shotley Bridge Hospital and some chemists provide this pill free.

Pregnancy

To discuss your pregnancy options in confidence, contact us at the surgery.

Support for young parents

Health Visitors at the Surgery -  Phone: 03000268634

 Sure Start :

Benfieldside Primary School: 01207 590065

Leadgate Children's Centre, Leadgate Infant School. Tel: 01207 593853

Moorside Children's Centre, Moorside Primary School. Tel: 01207 590930

Chopwell Children's Centre, Chopwell Community Primary School. Tel: 01207 560 295

Social Services Direct 0845 8505010

Relationships

Can be tricky at any age, check out www.thesite.org.uk for magazine style advice.

Bullying

Most people who are involved with young people are aware of this common problem. All schools have an anti-bullying policy. You should always tell someone. Bullying can happen in lots of ways, and it is not just a problem in schools.

County Durham Anti-Bullying Service 01325 372812 www.durham-pa.gov.uk

Childline (free) 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk

Kidscape 02077303300 www.kidscape.org.uk

Bullying Online www.bullying.co.uk

Leaving Home

Advice and help for housing, life skills and benefits can be accessed through SHAID 01207 218850, or call in at 74 Medomsley Road, Consett. www.shaid.org.uk

Remember, asking for help is the most important thing - it's the first step to feeling better, whatever the problem.

 
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