Young People

We understand that being a teenager can be a confusing time as your body changes. You may have questions about your health but are afraid to ask your parents or to see a doctor by yourself.

All our GPs and Nurses at Church Street are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about your body or health. Your consultation is confidential between you and who you see. The only reason we may have to consider passing on confidential information would be to protect you or someone else from serious harm. We would always try to discuss this with you first.

So if you have any concerns whether it is about acne, contraception, your mood or anything else, come and see us! Remember, no question is stupid if you are worried.

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General Health Questions
This website has good general health information.

There is also Body Zone running at KA’s every Thursday lunchtime during term time at the West Site.

There’s a school nurse, CASH (contraception and sexual health) nurse, counsellor and youth worker available to talk to.

Have a look at the NHS health pages for boys and girls they are full of useful advice and help!
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Mental Health
Are you suffering from stress, exam problems, eating disorders (anorexia or bulimia), loneliness or depression? The Practice may be a good place for you to get some help and all the Doctors and Practice Nurses are happy to see you with these sort of problems. If you want some more information about what may be worrying you have a look at this website.
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If you are being bullied try and talk to someone – your parents, a teacher, youth worker or your doctor. Have a look at the national bullying website to see what help is available. If you don’t know where to turn call Childline 0800 1111 for help and advice.

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Eating Disorders
If you would like to talk to someone about eating disorders come and have a chat to your doctor or ring the Eating Disorders Association Youthline on 0845 634 7650. Monday-Friday 10.30am – 6.30pm. For more information have a look at the B-eat Charity website.
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Drugs and alcohol
Talk to your Nurse or Doctor if you have concerns around smoking, drugs or alcohol. If you need help with stopping smoking please ask for an appointment with one of our trained smoking advisors. Remember everything you discuss is confidential. If you want more information or advice ring Frank on 0800776600 or look at the website to the left.
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Sexual Health Oxfordshire
We have Nurses and Doctors available who are trained in contraception and sexual health. Have a read more about sexual health services in Oxfordshire by clicking on the link to the left.

We have Nurses and Doctors available who are trained in contraception and sexual health. Have a read more about sexual health services in Oxfordshire by clicking on the link to the left.

You do not have to be over 16 to discuss sexual health, contraception or emergency contraception with a Doctor or Practice Nurse.
Free condoms are available from the Practice, Family Planning Clinic at The Health Centre, Thursday 5:30 pm – 8 pm. 01235 774555 (this number is only available during the clinic times) and Bodyzone at KAs.

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Emergency Contraception
Emergency contraception can be used up to 5 days after having unprotected sex but it is most effective the sooner it is taken. This can either be taken as a tablet or a coil can be inserted.

If you feel you may need emergency contraception – if you didn’t use any contraception or the condom burst, arrange to see a nurse or doctor as soon as possible. Ask the receptionist for an urgent appointment – you do not need to say why!

Worried you might be pregnant? See a Doctor or Practice Nurse as soon as possible. They will help you to consider your options and offer help and advice whatever you decide to do.

For more information have a look at the Brook website.
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Young Carers
We believe that children and young people should not have to do the same levels of caring as adults. Because of being a young carer, children and young people can miss out on school or time with friends, not get enough sleep and have a lot of worries.

If you are under 18 and caring for someone, it is important that you get the help and support you might need. Come and talk to your GP or Nurse at Church Street Practice or look at the Oxfordshire Carers website for more help and advice.
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