CAMHS – NHS's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
This site is full of helpful resources for young people, carers and professionals to help them manage mental health and well-being issues.
Here4Youth Wokingham is a young person’s alcohol and drug service for anyone up to the age of 18 living in Wokingham.
A guide to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme
Leaflet: HPV Leaflet
Website: NHS UK: HPV Information
Children and Young people with additional needs
Children and young people with special needs and disabilities are now able to access a range of help and support available locally.
The following links provide more information and support.
Website: Wokingham Gov: Local Offer
Website: Reading Gov: Local Offer
Chlamydia Screening Programme
What is chlamydia? How do you get it? W40hy is it a big deal? What are the symptoms? What if I’m pregnant? What is the Chlamydia screen?
Website: NHS UK: Chlamydia
If you feel you want confidential advice locally visit www.safesexberkshire.nhs.uk
If you are a young person that feels at odds with their birth gender, or you are a parent with a child who feels this way, Mermaids can help.
Brighter Futures for Children
Brighter futures For Children is a local non-profit organisation aimed at helping children and young people have a happy, healthy and successful life. They help families with a whole range of issues including social care, early help & prevention and education services (including SEND). This also includes fostering and adoption, the Youth Offending Service and traded services with schools.
Telephone: 0118 937 3641
Little Blue Book of Sunshine
A booklet with help and advice for teenagers struggling with mental health.
ARC Information and Counselling Service
ARC Information and Counselling Service is a free and confidential counselling service supporting children, young people and adults when they are struggling to cope with a life changing situation or emotional problem.
For an ARC-funded set of counselling sessions located at Brookside Group Practice, please contact the ARC office on firstname.lastname@example.org
Kooth - Your online mental wellbeing community
Providing free, safe and anonymous support, Kooth can provide online counselling and emotional well-being support for young people aged 11-18 years (up to 19th birthday)
Men ACWY vaccine
Teenagers and “fresher” students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly.
Website: NHS UK: MenACWY vaccine
Self-Harm - A Guide For Parents & Carers
A guide has been developed from talking to parents and carers of young people and is aimed at helping them cope when a young person is self-harming. It includes information on the nature and causes of self-harm, how to support a young person and what help is available.
Useful Sites for Teenagers
Eating well: www.teenweightwise.com
Drugs advice: www.talktofrank.com
Please also see below two useful Mental Health Resources for teenagers: