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Health & happiness

Info about keeping healthy including a guide to using your GP, help with Self-Harm, advice about drugs, smoking and alcohol and more.

This section is being updated with new info. 

In the meantime, here are some useful facts and links to other websites: 

Seeing a doctor

If you are registered with a GP, you can make an appointment and see your GP without having to tell your parent/carer or have them with you in the surgery. 

If you are not registered with a GP and you are under 16, ask your parent/carer to register you with a GP. If you are 16 or over, you can register yourself.

You can find out more about what happens when you see a doctor on the Childline website.

Feeling sad, depressed or anxious?

If you're feeling down and want to talk, Childline have counsellors who can help you, either on the phone or online. 

The Young Minds website gives lots of info about different mental health problems and emotional issues

If you're going to see a doctor because you're worried about your mental health, you're feeling sad or depressed, it's a good idea to think about what you want to say first. The DocReady website will help you to prepare what you want to say, so nothing important gets missed out. 

Last updated: 11 January 2024

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