Young People and Parents
There is a host of advice and help available, surrounding a whole range of issues involving young people and young parents
Our team at the surgery are only too happy to guide you about any of your health care needs; whether it be a GP, Patient Services / Care Co-ordinator, Nurse Associate, GP Assistant, Advance Nurse Practitioner, Secretary or Pharmacist
If you feel you would like some privacy to discuss this at the practice please ask and we can speak with you somewhere more private
The surgery provides Chlamydia screening for patients.
Please ask at reception for details - a privacy slip can be completed at reception if you wish your conversation to be discreet.
Results can be text messaged to you therefore please inform us of your correct mobile contact number
Family Planning and Contraception Services
Did you know we offer family planning and contraception services? All you need to do is make an appointment with the nurse or doctor who can guide you through all the choices available through the NHS
Coil and contraception implants and removal are available at this surgery. This service is also available to patients who are NOT registered at the Practice.
Please contact reception to book an appointment.
Children, Adult & Young People Bereavement Support Group
CAYP Groups are held in Preston & Chorley the first Thursday of the month 6:00pm-7:30pm.
For further information call 01772 528400 or email CAYP@lthtr.nhs.uk
Provided below are a few websites you may like to click on to find out more information on Contraception, Sexual Health, Young Peoples Services, Drugs and Alcohol, Children and Parenting Concerns
Young people & Online Safety
You may be interested in some general information about young people and online safety – here are some useful links;
http://www.swgflstore.com which features popular resources such as the Social Media checklists and So You Got Naked Online
If you require urgent help, the following may be useful:
If you are at risk of harm, please call 999 or contact your local Police.
For other support you may consider contacting one of the following organisations;-
Help & Support
The Sanctuary: (0300 003 7029) helps people who are struggling to cope - experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks or in crisis. You can call them between 8pm and 6am every night. There are other depression charities.
Students Against Depression: is a website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or are having suicidal thoughts. Bullying UK is a website for both children and adults affected by bullying www.studentsagainstdepression.org
Childline: (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won’t show up on your phone bill.
PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal https://www.papyrus-uk.org/
Depression Alliance is a charity for people with depression. It doesn’t have a helpline, but offers a wide range of useful resources and links to other relevant information depressionalliance.org CALM (0800 58 58 58) thecalmzone.net has a helpline is for men who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. They're open 5pm to midnight, 365 days a year.
Samaritans: (116 123) samaritans.org operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at firstname.lastname@example.org , write to Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA and visit www.samaritans.org/branches to find your nearest branch.
Anorexia & Bulimia Care: ABC provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders, those struggling personally and parents, families and friends. Helpline: 03000 11 12 13. www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/
Beat Eating Disorders: Beat provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders. These helplines are free to call from all phones. Adult Helpline: 0808 801 0677, Studentline: 0808 801 0811, Youthline: 0808 801 0711. www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Virtual Support Groups: Virtual groups for support and guidance are available when clicking on this link. A range of resources are available here :https://lancsyoungpeoplefamilyservice.co.uk/
Help is at Hand: A resource for people bereaved by suicide and other sudden, traumatic death in England and Wales https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Suicide/Documents/Help%20is%20at%20Hand.pdf
SOBS Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide: We exist to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide https://uksobs.org/
CALM Campaign Against Living Miserably: The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide https://www.thecalmzone.net/
State of Mind: The State of Mind programme established in 2011 with the aim of improving the mental health, wellbein and working life of rugby league players and communities Home | State of Mind (stateofmindsport.org)
Hub of Hope: A resource for those needing someone to talk to. Plug in your post code and it locates close by resources Mental Health Support Network provided by Chasing the Stigma | Hub of hope