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Young People

The Practice is currently undertaking work to achieve the “Young Person Friendly Accreditation”.

Getting to the Surgery

Most of you will live with-in walking distance of the surgery which is located within Ossett Health Village. Our surgery is also close to bus links, timetables can be found at www.wymetro.com

C-Card (Condom Service)

The C-Card scheme is a free and confidential service to all young patients who are registered for the scheme.  You can get free condoms from the surgery if you are aged between 13-25 years old and we will not tell anyone that you have accessed this service.  To access this service contact reception on 01924 217 999 or pop in to reception and we will book you a first appointment.  After this you will not need an appointment - we will be able to provide you with condoms as you need them.

Contraception and Sexual Health

The Contraception and Sexual Health service provided by Spectrum is free, friendly and confidential. Spectrum’s highly trained staff assists people of all ages in making informed and safe decisions about sex and sexual health.  Their aim is to reduce the rates of sexually transmitted infections and teenage pregnancies in the Wakefield area.  For more information, follow this link   Your Pathway to Contraception and Sexual Health 

The nearest clinic is held at Trinity Walk, Wakefield, though there are other sites available.  The address is: Trinity Walk Clinic, LG1A, Trinity Walk Shopping Centre, Wakefield WF1 1QS.  To book an appointment or for more information, phone 01924 327 586.

Monday                  08.15 – 12:00  Walk in Clinic
                             14:00 -  19:00  Appointments only
 
Tuesday                 08.15 – 12:00  Walk-in Clinic
                             15:00 -  19:00  Walk in, Youth drop-in session
 
Wednesday            08.15 – 12:00  Walk in Clinic
                             14:00 -  19:00  Appointments only
 
Thursday               08.15 – 12:00  Walk-in Clinic
                             14:00 -  19:00  Appointments only
 
Friday                    08.15 – 12:00  Walk-in Clinic
                             14:00 -  16:30  Appointments only
 
Saturday               09.00 – 12.30  Appointments only

Chlamydia Screening

Chlamydia (Kla-mid-ee-a) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. (Sometimes referred to as 'the clap').You do not have to have had a lot of sexual partners to catch it. 1 in 10 people under 25 years of age have Chlamydia and most do not have any signs or symptoms. It affects both men and women. If left untreated it can cause long term health problems in both males and females.

Finding out if you have Chlamydia is simple.

  • Call in to Church Street Surgery and pick up a pack from near reception, or ask us to put one behind reception for you in plain, discreet packaging.  Alternatively the clinicians have packs in their rooms

  • Or ask for a free postal pack to be sent to you in plain, discreet packaging (16 to 24 years only) by calling 01924 327 585 or 01924 542 921

The test is a simple urine test for men or a simple self taken vaginal swab for women, just follow the enclosed easy instructions.

If you do have Chlamydia, treatment is easy for most people - just four tablets.

All testing and treatment is free and completely confidential. 

You should receive your result, by your chosen method in 10 - 14 days.  If you do not receive your result within this time please contact BClear on 01924 542925.  For more information click here

Kooth

Kooth is a free online service that will offer emotional and mental health support for children and young people. When you sign in you can choose an Avatar and this helps keeps you safe and anonymous.  When you sign in you can have a ‘drop-in chat’ with a counsellor or therapist, or you can book a one-to-one session.

The counsellors and therapists are available 365 days a year up until 10pm. You can also chat to other young people anonymously on the forums whenever you wish.

When you sign up for Kooth this means you can have access to the online magazine and you maybe even be able to write an article for them.

Who is it suitable for?

Kooth is suitable for any children or young people aged 11-19 (25 in some areas). It can help with lots of different including:-

    • Family Problems

    • Eating Disorders

    • Loneliness

    • Bullying

    • Anxiety and Depression


How Do I access it?
If you would like to sign up with Kooth then go to www.kooth.com – you will be asked to enter a user name and password.  Once in select the drop down box to see if you have access to Kooth in your area.

If it is available in your area you will need to enter information about yourself. No other young people will be able to see this you so that you can stay safe and anonymous.

Will I have to Pay?
No this is free service but at the moment it is only available in certain areas.

Young People’s Drug & Alcohol Service

If you are under 18 and are having problems with drugs or alcohol you can access free and confidential advice from this service. They will not judge you or tell you what to do but they will be there to help you make changes if you wish.

To access this service you can telephone them on 01924 371579 or email heather.stables@cgl.org.uk or on www.changegrowlive.org

Confidentiality

The duty of confidentiality owed to a person under 16 is as great as the duty owed to any other person.  We inform young people about the practice's confidentiality policy with posters and leaflet in the surgery and are developing an information leaflet specifically for young people that we hope to develop in conjunction with some of our young patients.  If you would like to be involved please contact the Practice and ask for Elizabeth Reading.

Disrespect Nobody

If you are having problems or concerns about Relationship Abuse or Sexting you can now access a web site that will provide you with information that may help you. The web address is www.disrespectnobody.co.uk

Your Practice

At the practice we are trying to make it better for young people to access our service. We would like young people to feel at ease, feel they will be listened to and to feel that they can speak to the doctors in confidence.

If you have any suggestions on how we can make it better for young people please do send your suggestion through on the ‘comments and suggestions’ link on the home page. Or alternatively, join our Patient Group, we would love for you to be involved in help shape our practice for the future - to do this just ring the surgery and ask to speak to Elizabeth Reading.



 
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