Please download the booklet below which provides more information
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.
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We can provide you with help and advice on quitting smoking; this can be with information leaflets or things like nicotine patches or gum. If you are under 18 years of age we can refer you to one of our specialist smoking cessation advisors.
Spots and Acne
Most young people get spots, and they do always seem to break out when you really dont want them to. They are caused by your glands producing too much sebum – a substance that your body produces naturally to stop your hair drying out. Too much sebum makes your skin oily and causes spots. Antibacterial face washes and creams can help, and its important you try not to squeeze as this can make the spots worse.
Acne is different from getting a few spots. It can appear on your back, shoulders and chest as well as your face and can sometimes be painful and cause you to feel self conscious or embarressed. Acne usually needs treatment with products only available on prescription, if you are finding your spots a problem come along and discuss with a doctor or our Nurse Practitioner.
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial infection sexually transmitted infection (STI) at least on in ten young people who are having sex will have chlamydia. Most people have no symptoms so are not aware they have got it. If you have ever had sex we can do a test from a urine sample (pee into a pot) Treatment is free and simple, a short course of antibiotics. If you would like a test please speak to the nurse or ask at reception for a test kit.
Contraception is free to all men and women of all ages. There are many different methods of contracption and differnet methods will suit people at different times of their lives. If you want to talk about this or any other sexual health issue make an appointment with a nurse or doctor, you do not have to tell the receptionist why you want the appointment.
Sexual health – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Brook – Healthy lives for young people
Stonewall (lesbian, gay and bisexual charity)
FPA (Sexual health info/find a clinic)
Relate | The relationship people (sex and relationships counselling)
EACH Educational Action Challenging Homophobia | EACH
The UK’s Eating Disorder Charity – Beat (beateatingdisorders.org.uk) [Under 25s]