Young People

Here to listen, not to tell

We provide a confidential service to all our patients, including under 16s.  This means that you can tell others about this visit, but we won’t.

Confidentiality

 You can be sure that anything you discuss with any member of this practice -clinicians, receptionists and administrators – will stay confidential.

Even if you are under 16 nothing will be said to anyone – including parents, other family members, care workers or tutors – without your permission.  The only reason why we might have to consider passing on confidential information without your permission, would be to protect you or someone else from serious harm.   We would always try to discuss this with you first.

If you are being treated elsewhere – for example at a hospital or a young people’s centre – it is best if you allow the doctor or nurse to inform the practice of any treatment you are receiving.

If you have any worries about confidentiality, please feel free to ask a member of our team.

Talking to a clinician

There are many websites, apps and podcasts available which hopefully will help you.

However, if you are feeling that you need to talk to a clinician at St Peter's, please do not hesitate to contact us as help is always at hand.

Every Mind Matters

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental health and wellbeing.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Every Mind Matter Children and Young People press release September 2020

My CAMHS Choices

A website created by young people with experience of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), featuring video interviews with real clinicians and young people. Find out more…

Doc Ready

A digital tool that helps young people to prepare and make the most out of mental health related GP visits. It helps young people to know what to expect during a GP consultation, plan what to say and record the outcomes of their appointments. Find out more

The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.

Telephone: 0808 808 4994

Facebook: @TheMixUK

Twitter: @themixUK

Crisis Messenger: www.themix.org.uk

Website: www.themix.org.uk

YMCA Mediation Service

If there are arguments at home, we can help. The YMCA offers a safe space for 14 to 25 year olds to talk, mediate, listen and help you work things out.

Telephone: 01273 624432

Email: YAC.familymediation@ymcadlg.org

Aged 25 or above?

Email: casework@bhims.org.uk

Website: www.bhims.org.uk

Choosing What's Best For You

A colourful and vibrant site aimed at young people and explains what evidence is behind treatment options for young people for a range of mental health issues. Find out more

Teenage Health Freak

A website providing information for teens on bullying, body changes, alcohol, drugs, accidents, moods, sex and not feeling well, including a virtual surgery and quizzes. Find out more

RU-OK? Young People's Substance Misuse Service

ru-ok? works alongside under 18s whose lives are affected by substance misuse in Brighton & Hove.

Telephone: 01273 293966

Find out more

Festival/Pride Survival Guide

View our Survival Guide for Festivals and Events!.pdf

Drugs & The Law

This leaflet explains what can happen if you come into contact with the police for drugs offences. This can impact badly on your education, employment and travel for the rest of your life.

Young People, Drugs and the Law - A Guide.pdf

Find Get Give

Mental health service for children and young people aged 13-25 (advice, support of low to moderate mental health issues). Find out more

For Parents and Carers

Kooth

Free online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.

Website: www.kooth.com

Allsorts Youth Project

Allsorts is a project based in Brighton to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Telephone: 01273 721211

Find out more

Young Person's Sexual Health (under 25's) Drop-in Clinic

Monday afternoon 15.00 – 17.00 – no appointment necessary. Run by our nurse practitioner Vicky, this confidential clinic is open to ALL young people aged between 13 – 24 registered in Brighton and Hove.

LGBTU Teen to Adult Personal Advisor (TAPA)

Jaime Naish is the LGBT TAPA Worker from the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) which provides a weekly clinic at the Allsorts Drop-In, providing support and guidance for any young person aged between 14-25 who lives in the Brighton & Hove area who requests help or who is expressing concern in relation to their mental/emotional health and wellbeing. Contact 07738 758373

Email: tapa@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk

Find out more

WEBSITES

www.brightonandhovewellbeing.org/uk

The CYP Wellbeing Service is the hub for all mental health referrals for young people in Brighton & Hove, including CAMHS. It is delivered by YMCA DownsLink Group.

What do we do?

We offer a range of short-term support options for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health needs. All referrals are looked at on a case-by-case basis.

www.talktofrank.com

honest information and help about drugs

www.harmless.org.uk/

Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm and suicide prevention including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals and those at risk of suicide

www.thecalmzone.net/

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male.

https://nopanic.org.uk/youth-hub/

No Panic specialises in self-help recovery and our services include providing people with the skills they need to manage their condition and work towards recovery, enabling them to lead more fulfilled lives

APPS TO DOWNLOAD

www.calm.com/

find your calm to help sleep more, stress less and live better

www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app

meditation app offering a free trial

www.nhs.uk/apps-library/thinkninja

ThinkNinja is a mental health app designed for 10 to 18 year olds. Using a variety of content and tools, it allows young people to learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing, and develop skills they can use to build resilience and stay well.

PODCASTS

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p078w9pg

Mental Health -Personal stories and advice around depression, anxiety, self-care and more

www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-hampshire-51706717/tiktok-and-mental-health-the-psychologist-sharing-advice

Tiktok and mental health