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Services for Young People

Savvy Kernow Level 2 Accredited Site

We are Savvy Kernow approved which means that our services are young people friendly.  We offer young people confidential sexual health advice, contraceptive advice and contraception.   For more information regarding EEFO and for information about young people friendly services can be found here www.savvykernow.org.uk

Green Card Scheme

We work with Hayle Community School to provide the Green Card Scheme which allows easier access for young people to see a doctor or a nurse for sexual health advice at Bodriggy Health Centre at a time when the surgery is quiet.  Please see the school nurse or a teacher and you will be issued with a Green Card.  Bring the Green Card to the surgery and hand it to a receptionist who will arrange for a nurse or a doctor to see you.  The receptionist will not ask you any questions regarding your visit.  This is a confidential service.  Please see our Confidentiality Statement for Young People here Confidentiality Statement for Young People

C-Card Scheme - Approved Site

C-CARD is a confidential, free condom distribution scheme for young people living in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. The scheme aims to make condoms more accessible and gives young people support and information about sexual health and how to use a condom correctly. C-CARD enables and empowers young people to readily access support, advice and condoms from a number of different locations across the County.

 

If you are aged between 13-21 years old you can register for a C-CARD. If you are aged 13-15 you will be required to undertake an assessment with a C-CARD trained worker and demonstrate that you are Fraser Competent. It is still illegal to have sex under the age of 16 however you are entitled to confidential contraceptive advice and treatment.

 

You can register for a C-CARD or collect your condom packs from us or indeed any organisation that displays a C-CARD logo. There are over 200 organisations offering C-CARD across Cornwall.

To get a full list of all the C-CARD registration and distribution sites in  Cornwall and Isles of Scilly click here http://www.cornwallshac.org.uk/contraception/condoms/c-card-scheme/

Chlamydia Tests

If you are under 25, you can order a free chlamydia test online from freetest.me.  This service enables young people to order and conduct a chlamydia test for free in the comfort of their own home.  All you have to do is log on to the website www.freetest.me to request a test kit which will be sent to you through the post.

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease.  If left untreated it can lead to serious health problems. 

 

Young People and our Patient Participation Group

We are looking for new members to represent the views of young people who are registered at the surgery.  Please see our Patient Group section of this website for more information.  If you are interested in joining either our face to face group (they meet one evening every 3 months) or you may prefer to join our virtual group (were you can contribute and share your ideas by email), we would be very pleased to hear from you.

 

More information

Youth Wellbeing Directory - An online directory of all service providers that aim to improve the emotional wellbeing and/or mental health of children and young people and their caregivers. http://www.youthwellbeingdirectory.co.uk/

 

Self Harm:  Please see below for information and support.

Websites for information and support surrounding self harm.docx

 

 

Local Support in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

www.kooth.com

Free online support for young people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

 

www.mindyourway.co.uk

Mental health and wellbeing services for

young people in Cornwall

 

www.savvykernow.org.uk

 Friendly advice and services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

 

www.youthkernow.org.uk

A website designed and developed by young

people in Cornwall for young people in Cornwall. Things to do, places to

go, education, jobs and volunteering...

 

Websites to support emotional health and wellbeing

and mental health

www.youngminds.org.uk

The voice for young people’s mental health and wellbeing

 

www.epicfriends.co.uk

Advice on how to help friends who are struggling to cope emotionally

 

www.thesite.org

Non-judgmental support, information, discussion boards

and live chat for 16-25 year olds

 

www.childline.org.uk

ChildLine offers free, confidential advice and

support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.

 

www.samaritans.org

08457 90 90 90 Telephone support for anyone who needs to talk

 

www.kidscape.org.uk

We equip young people, parents and professionals

with the skills to tackle bullying and safeguarding.

 

www.lifesigns.org.uk

User-led information and support for people who self-harm

 

www.selfharm.co.uk

SelfharmUK is a project dedicated to supporting

young people providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be

honest about what's going on in your life.

 

www.headmeds.org.uk

HeadMeds is a website for young people

providing information about mental health medication

 

www.b-eat.co.uk

Supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape

 

Podcasts on emotional health and wellbeing and mental health

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/moodzone-mentalwellbeing

audio-guides.aspx a series of eight mental wellbeing podcasts that you

can listen to in your own time, that may help you through times when your mood is low or you're facing an anxious time in your life.

 

www.mentalhealth.org.uk /help-information/podcasts

free podcasts from the Mental Health Foundation can help you relax

and improve your sense of wellbeing.



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