Advice for Teenagers

We understand that there are many issues and pressures affecting teenagers, so if you have health concerns of any kind, and don't feel able to discuss them at home, we're here to help.

We don't want you to delay in seeking help and it's important that you you know that we will see you on your own, or with your choice of parent/guardian/another relative or a trusted friend.

We also want to assure you that we offer confidential advice, treatment and referral when needed. (The only possible exception is that if you are worried that you are at risk of harm or abuse we may need to share some information which is done after discussion with you.)

It seems that doctor's receptionists have a reputation for being dragons, but we promise you that our's are not! If you have any concerns or preferences (e.g. to see a male or female clinician), or if you have any questions at all, please explain and they will do their best to help.

We've tried to gather together a list of useful websites which you can access by clicking on the link below, and if you have any other suggestions please feel free to email us on (Please don't include any confidential information.)


Useful Websites

General - lots of useful information about health and personal choices for young people, with a focus on the laws surrounding issues such as sex and drugs in a clear layout. / Not sure if you are in an abusive relationship? A questionnaire for all age groups.

Here2Help - Here2Help ( 


Mental health  Free, safe, anonymous online counselling and support - charity devoted to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people, great website. - NHS choices have a huge number of helpful pages on just about anything. This one has mental health helplines  Prevention of young suicide


 Anxiety/Stress - advice on coping with exam stress, and other issues aimed at universityStudents.  - further information and advice on how to cope with stress


Support for LGBTQ youth

LGBTQ youth may be more likely to experience bullying/feel depressed or anxious about coming out and dealing with their sexuality or gender identity. These are some helpful websites.


Sexual health  local sexual health services and information  - NHS choices page listing links to other pages related to young people’s sexual choices


Healthy Eating

Advice on basic aspects of managing healthy diets and avoiding eating disorders, which affect a large number of young people (especially girls) general info Eating disorders


Diabetic Teens

Advice on how to take control of blood sugar and insulin regulation as a teenager with Type 1 diabetes, and get support on managing your health and balancing it with a social life, drinking, etc.


Confidentiality Issues - - information on rules surrounding young people’s consent.


Be Body Positive for 11-16 Year Olds

App for eating concerns 
A new digital resource, co-produced with young people, parents and clinicians, has been released by the East London and North East London NHS Trusts.


Be Body Positive<> is a tool for young people aged 11 to 16 as well as their parents, carers, and professionals.

The tool uses self-guided modules to help young people reflect on their eating behaviours and learn how to feel at ease in their bodies. People helping them can also learn how best to support the young people in their lives, and have access to a wealth of NHS-backed resources on topics covering normal eating, body image, fussy eating, ARFID (Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) and disordered eating.

You can access the resources here<>

Read more information about the project here<>.