When you are young, your parents are usually involved in your health care. They may make decisions for you, and speak to health workers on your behalf. But as you get older you have more rights. You can decide if you want your parents to be involved or not. This leaflet explains your rights once you are thought to be old enough to make your own decisions about your health care information.
We have a leaflet which offers guidance on how best to support your child and where to find further advice and help with their Mental Health. Please click here for more information.
There is a lot of information and advice online for young people covering all aspects of your health. To help you find some of these, we have narrowed down some websites and organisations, which you may find helpful.
The Go-To – A portal or ‘single point of information’ for the wide range of mental health support services offered by different agencies in North Yorkshire.
Compass Buzz – Help with Mental and Wellbeing
BBC Bitesize – Help with Exams and Revision
Kooth – An online counselling, advice and support service for children and young people aged 11-18
YorSexual Health – Free and confidential services regarding Sexual Health and Contraception
Bullying UK – Help with bullying and cyberbullying.
Click here for information on apps and services which are available.