Teen Zone



The teenage years can be fun, exciting, stressful, difficult, overwhelming and sometimes a little scary.  If things are getting too much for you and you feel that you cannot cope, and have no one you can talk to, it may be worthwhile asking for some help.  There are various options of help available to you. Most schools have very good confidential Counselling services available, and this may be a good place to start. You can also talk to one of the GPs or Nurses here at the Practice; they may be able to help you or can arrange a referral to various Counselling services. If you feel you need some support then bring someone with you then do not worry, support is always welcome. You may feel you would like to try self-help in the first instance, below are more links to some useful services which may be of help to you or your friends:

Teenage Mental Health: http://teanmentalhealth.org/

Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk

Teen Advice: http://teenadvice.org/

Turn2me.org: https://turn2me.org

The Mix – Essential Support for Under 25s: http://www.themix.org.uk

Sexual Health: http://www.nhs.uk/liewell/sexualhealth/topics/pages/sexualhealth.hub.aspx

Sexual Health Clinics: http://www.gatesheadsexualhealth.co.uk/


All services are confidential and our Doctors and nurses have to follow strict guidelines on confidentiality however in exceptional circumstances where they feel a patient may be in serious danger it may be necessary to pass on information, this will however, be discussed with you in the first instance. This applies to everyone no matter of age.

Young Carers

Do you care for a relative, sibling or parent?? Then there is help out there for you. Let the Practice know and we will note your records and put you in touch with people who can ensure you are receiving all of the help that you are entitled to. Support is available out there, for more information follow the link below:


There are also useful leaflets and information booklets that you can download from: Downloadable Practice Leaflets


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