This practice is currently undertaking work to achieve the "Young Person Friendly Accreditation"
C-Card (Condom Service)
The C-Card scheme is a free and confidential service for young patients aged between 13 and 25. It allows you to collect free condoms from us. You must register on line at http://www.wfact-ccard.org.uk/register/self_login.asp and then call us to make an appointment with the practice nurse or healthcare assistant on 01977 611023. We won't tell anyone you've been but it is important that you register on line before coming for an appointment.
Contraception and Sexual Health
Our practice nurses are all available to provide you with contraceptive and sexual health advice to make an appointment with one of them please ring 01977 611023 or attend our dropin Teenage Clinic (parent-free) on Wednesdays 4:45-5:45pm each week.
Spectrum also provide a free confidential contraceptive and sexual health advice service. Spectrum staff are highly trained to assist you in making informed decisions about sex and sexual health. Their aim is to reduce the rates of sexually transmitted infections and teenage pregnancies in the Wakefield area. Please ring 01924 327568 for advice or to make an appointment with them or visit the Spectrum Health website.
Kooth is a free online service that will offer emotional and mental health support for children and young people. When you sign in you can choose an Avatar(character) and this helps keep you safe and anonymous. When you sign in you can have a 'drop-in chat' with a counsellor or therapist, or you can book a one-to-one session. The counsellors and therapists are available 365 days a year up until 10.00pm. You can also chat to other young people anonymously on the forums whenever you wish. When you are signed up you can access the online magazine.
Who is it suitable for?
Kooth is suitable for any children or young people aged 11-19 (25 in some areas). It can help with lots of different problems including:-
- Family Problems
- Eating disorders
- Anxiety and Depression
How do I access it?
If you would like to sign up to Kooth then go to https://www.kooth.com/ - you will be asked to enter a user name and password. Once in select the drop down box to see if you have access to Kooth in your area.
If it is available in your area you will need to enter information about yourself. No other young people will be able to see this, so that you can stay safe and anonymous.
Will I have to pay?
No, this is a free service but at the moment only available in certain areas.
Young People's Drug & Alcohol Service
If you are under 18 and are having problems with drugs or alcohol you can access free and confidential advice from this service. They will not judge you or tell you what to do but they will be there to help you make changes if you wish.
To access this service you can find out how to contact them by visiting www.changegrowlive.org
FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don't). For friendly, confidential advice, Talk to FRANK.
Child & Adolescent Mental Health
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection
Has something happened online that has made you feel worried or unsafe? See the Child Exploitation and Online Protection website.
For additional information please visit the Thinkuknow website.
The duty of confidentiality owed to a person under 16 is great as the duty owed to any person. We inform young people about the practice's confidentiality policy with posters and leaflet in the surgery.
If you are having problems or concerns about relationship abuse or sexting you can now access a web site that will provide you with information that may help you. The web address is https://www.disrepectingnobody.co.uk/
College Lane Surgery aim to make our services available and accessible to all. Young people are valued, we hope to make you feel at ease, allowing you to talk openly to all our clinicians in confidence.
If you have any suggestions on how to make it better for young people please do your suggestion through our comments and suggestions box. Or alternately join our patient group, we would love for you to be involved in help shaping our practice future.
Contact the PPG group by writing to PPG Chairperson College Lane Surgery, Barnsley Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, WF7 7HZ.