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Young People

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

This is a standard of service and accreditation granted by the Youth Association, which has been working to champion youth and youth work in society for over 100 years. In working towards accreditation, our practice has elected to:

1.Survey young people who are patients at the Practice to understand how they rate the service the Practice offers them and to suggest how it could be improved.

2.Be inspected by a team of young people who interview clinical and non-clinical staff about how they treat young people at the surgery.

The inspection team from the Youth Association will produce a report about their findings and make a recommendation about Young Person Friendly Accreditation for the Practice.

C-Card (Condom Card)

We are a C-Card Distribution centre providing a free confidential service to young patients registered for the C-Card Scheme.

The C-Card scheme is a confidential service for young people aged 13-25 years of age; this means that we will not tell anyone you have been to see us.

 

Contraception and Sexual Health

The Contraception and Sexual Health service provided by Spectrum Community Services is free, friendly and confidential. Spectrum’s highly trained staff assist 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

To make an appointment or for more information, phone 01924 327586. The closest local clinics are currently held at the Castleford Health Centre, Welbeck Street, at the following times:-

  •  Monday    14.30 – 17.00 (this is a youth advice drop-in session)
  •  Tuesday     17.30 – 20.00

Kooth 

Kooth is a free online service that offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people. When you sign up you can choose an avatar, which helps to keep you safe and anonymous.  You can have a "drop-in" chat with a counsellor or therapist or book a one-to-one session.

Kooth’s counsellors and therapists are available until 10pm, 365 days a year. You can talk to other young people anonymously on the forums whenever you like, and keep an online journal.

Subscribing to Kooth means you can read its online magazine and maybe even write for it. You can also use Kooth to set goals with your online counsellor or therapist and keep a record of how you are doing.

Evidence suggests that Kooth can help children and young people with a range of emotional and psychological problems.

Who is it suitable for?

Kooth is suitable for children and young people aged 11 to 19 (25 in some areas). It can help with lots of different problems, including family problems, eating disorders, loneliness, bullying, anxiety and depression.

How do I access it?

If you’d like to sign up with Kooth go to www.kooth.com and enter a user name and password. Then click on the dropdown menu to see if Kooth is available in your area.

If Kooth is available in your area, you’ll need to enter some information about yourself. None of the other young people who use Kooth will be able to see this so that you can stay safe and anonymous.

Will I have to pay?

No, Kooth is free, but it’s only available in some areas.



 
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