How to get health advice and support
Did you know that young people have the right to see their GP without a parent or carer? Your privacy will be taken very seriously and the GP will not share your information with anyone without your permission (except in very exceptional circumstances where they believe you are putting yourself or other people in danger).
If you would feel more comfortable using an anonymous service to get health advice, Chat Health is a messaging service for young people in Lambeth and Southwark. You can text a school nurse for advice on health and wellbeing issues including:
- self harm
- emotional health
- sexual health
You will receive a reply from a nurse within 1 working day. The service is open 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. However, you can text out of these hours and you will receive a reply when the service reopens.
The number for Chat Health is 07507 332150. For more information, please visit Evelina Chat Health Page
The Well Centre is a Youth Health Centre in Streatham where you can see a GP, a counsellor or a youth worker. This service is specifically designed for young people aged 13-20. Again, it is completely confidential. You can even drop in, though it can be very busy so an appointment is recommended. For more information, please visit the Well Centre website.
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