Support for young people aged 12-16

Whether you are a young person, or the parent of a young person in their teenage years, the 0-19 team are here to offer you advice, support and information to help you and your family be as healthy as possible. We offer all young people the following:

  • In Year 8 we offer all girls the HPV (cervical cancer) vaccine – this vaccination is delivered by the Locala Immunisation team.
  • In Year 10 we offer all young people the Men ACWY and DTP vaccination, again delivered by the Locala Immunisation team

You don’t need to contact us to arrange the vaccinations, we will write to you to let you know when they are happening. They will be done in school during normal school hours. If you, or your child, do not attend a school setting you can still have all these services, just contact us on 0300 304 5555.

How can we help?

We realise being a teenager can be tough and want to help you in any way we can, for example:

  • If you feel low in mood, stressed or anxious
  • Having problems with relationships
  • Want contraceptive advice, including emergency contraception
  • Are concerned about your sexual health
  • Have questions about your identity
  • Having problems going to the toilet
  • If you don’t feel safe, either at home, at school or outside of school
  • You are caring for a parent who is ill or disabled
  • You want help with quitting smoking
  • Advice about alcohol and drug use
  • Want help managing your weight and healthy eating

For help on any of these issues there are also two ways to contact us – via the “Request Support” button below or on 0300 304 5555.


Online courses

A range of FREE online courses are available for parents and carers of teenagers . These include a course on Understanding Your Teenager’s Brain. This will help you find out what happens to the brain as a child hits adolescence. See how this explains some of the changes in their behaviour that you’ve noticed. For details visit the TKparents page.

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