Teens and Young People

Bullying

Nearly everyone is bullied at some time in their lives: by brothers and sisters, by neighbours, by adults or by other children. If you are being bullied, you may feel scared, vulnerable and quite alone but you owe it to yourself to try and sort out the situation so that the bullying stops. Remember, no-one deserves to be bullied. This website will give you loads of information.

Kidscape - Help with Bullying

Cyberbullying - Cyber Bullying - What Teens can do
This is on the increase and we encourage everyone to stay safe while on line. These website might help with some tips.

Bullying UK Resources and Support

Resources for teenagers and young people

See below information and links on an array of issues facing teens and young people, and their families.

Penderi has a Young Person's Wellbeing Project.  This service will provide support and signposting for young people aged between 11-25 years.  

For more information click HERE

General Websites for teenagers and young people.

MEIC is the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales. From finding out what’s going on in your local area to help dealing with a tricky situation, Meic will listen even when no-one else will. We won’t judge you and will help by giving you information, useful advice and the support you need to make a change.

MEIC is a fantastic new source for children and teens aged 0-25 yrs old. It is a free and confidential and gives support and advice on any topic from relationships to bullying.

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Sex

It is important to know what you are doing when you make a decision to have sex. This needs to be a decision that both people are happy to take. There are many risks – it is not all about getting pregnant as some people think. We do have a very high teenage pregnancy rate in this country but also we have many more teenagers catching STD (sexually transmitted infections) You need to understand about how to protect yourself from getting infections and getting pregnant. Talk to a friend, relative, older sibling, aunty, nurse or doctor if you want to find out more. Never feel pressurised into sex.

Contraception

 

This can be a really confusing topic. Contraception is a term to describe different ways of stopping getting pregnant. This link will give you all the information and you can come and speak with a doctor or go to Central Clinic any morning.

 

Pregnancy

 Click here for all you need to know about pregnancy and what to do if you find out you are pregnant.

Sexually Transmitted Disease - (also known as STDs — or STIs for "sexually transmitted infections") are infectious diseases that spread from person to person through intimate contact. STDs can affect guys and girls of all ages and backgrounds who are having sex.

Unfortunately, STDs have become common among teens. Because teens are more at risk for getting some STDs, it's important to learn what you can do to protect yourself.
STDs are more than just an embarrassment. They're a serious health problem. If untreated, some STDs can cause permanent damage, such as infertility (the inability to have a baby) and even death (in the case of HIV/AIDS).

Sexually Transmitted Infection -  

A sexually transmitted infection (STI) is an infection that can be passed from person to person when having sex. You can get an STI by having vaginal sex, anal sex, or oral sex. There are several different types of STI.

This link gives you information about some common STI's and what to expect when you attend a GUM clinic: STI's - Patient.co.uk

This gives information on all the common STI's: Common STI's

Contraception & Sexual Halth Service - Singleton Hospital Opening Times

 

Smoking

There is a lot of peer pressure to smoke and take drugs. These are very harmful to your health… so. JUST SAY NO.. 

WHY…..?

Stained fingers. Bad breath. Sore throat. Hacking cough. Noxious clothes. Need more reasons to avoid smoking? How about lung cancer, weak bones, stomach ulcers and dry, wrinkled skin?

Click HERE - Help Me Quit to request a call back or ring 0808 252 8307

Self Harming

These websites provide general information about what help is available for people who self harm.


Family Lives - Self Harming

PHW - Suicide and Self Harm

MIND - Self Harm

Alcohol & Drugs

Dabbling in alcohol and drugs may seem harmless enough during your teenage years, but the truth is that both are seriously bad for your health. As a teen, your body is still growing and developing and introducing harmful materials can have long lasting consequences. No one is saying that one drink will necessarily kill you, but one drink, or puff, or hit, can lead to many more and that is when problems take hold.

Alcohol and Families this is a website for children/teenagers who are living with parents with alcohol problems.

Health in Wales - Alcohol

MIND - Addiction and Dependency

Alcohol & Drugs Problems SwanseaAgencies in Swansea who can give you confidential help if you have problems with alcohol and/or drugs.

Bereavement

There are several websites dedicated to helping children/teens who have lost a parent.


Riprap.org specialises in helping children whose parents are suffering or have died from cancer. 

Hope Again - young people living after loss is a website offered by Cruse for children who have lost a parent. 

Child Bereavement UK - is another resource funded by a charity giving help and advice.

Eating Disorders

BEAT - Eating Disorders - This is a fantastic website with lots of information and help for anyone with eating disorders.

BEAT Helpline 0845 634 1414 

Email: help@b-eat.co.uk 

BEAT Youthline 0845 634 7650

Email: fyp@b-eat.co.uk