We would like to improve our services to Young People. It is really important that you feel comfortable visiting our surgery so we would love to hear your views on how we can improve. Do you feel there are services we could offer ? What changes would make your visit to the doctor or nurse easier?
If you are worried about seeing a doctor or nurse ring and speak to a nurse first, just talking it through first might help. We can always arrange your appointment to suit you best and even ensure that you don't have to sit in the waiting room. See our 'How to Find Us' page on the right hand side for directions.
TELL US HOW WE CAN DO IT BETTER - WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
If you need help and advice about health, wellbeing or everyday life (trust me, sometimes we all do) get savvy!
Savvy Kernow keeps you in the know about Young Person Friendly Services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Savvy Kernow has evolved from EEFO - it's so much more than just a name change!
They've changed the way they work with services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to make sure our young person friendly standards are being met.
They've listened to young people about what information they need and how they want to receive it.
For more information go to their website: www.savvykernow.org.uk
NEW ONLINE CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELLING
Got a problem? Need advice?
Free, anonymous and confidential online counselling with trained therapists and advice workers for 11 - 19 year old patients.
Drop in Chat Rooms
Booked 1:1 sessions
Thesed message forums and lots more
Located counselling in Truro Richard Lander and Truro Young People's Centre
also at Falmouth School and Falmouth Children's Centre
CORNWALL & ISLES OF SCILLY SEXUAL ASSAULT REFERRAL CENTRE
If you are over 16 years of age and a victim of sexual assault or rape you can now contact The Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) which is an independent service that can operate 24/7 to assist all victims. The SARC is a local partnership between police, health services and voluntary organisations set up to focus on your immediate support needs.
The SARC can offer medical care and support while also offering the opportunity to assist any Police investigation (if you chose to report the crime). Cornwall has two Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVA's) to advise and support female and male victims who have been raped or sexually abused.
Telephone: 01872 272059
Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre - National Helpline 0808 802 9999
Telephone: 0845 056 7999
Follow the above links for lots of useful websites and information - you can always contact your GP or Practice Nurse if you have any further questions.
SELF HARM - A GUIDE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
If you do, this booklet is for you. It has been written to help you understand why you self-harm and what you and others can do to help. Click on the link below to access the booklet
Click on the purple link to go directly to the National Self Harm Network Forum
YOUNG MINDS - ENTERING ADULTHOOD
If you are 16-18 years old, this booklet aims to help you understand more about what you
are going through as you leave childhood and make your way to becoming an adult. It
is designed to help you understand what you might be feeling and thinking about yourself
and people around you.
ARE YOU FEELING ANGRY
It’s normal and healthy to get angry when there is a good reason, and sometimes we just feel angry but we don’t really know why. It is important to do something with our angry
feelings and not bottle them up. But losing our temper may make things worse.
If you are a young person and your anger is making things difficult for you, then this booklet might help.
IN THE KNOW!
A magazine packed full of information about keeping safe and strong - a guide written by the NSPCC - get inside knowledge on how to tackle bullying or racism, what to do if you or your friends feel hurt or sad. Being young should mean sharing lots of good times and fun with the people that care most about you.
In the Know Magazine
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LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.
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YAY! Cornwall (Young and Yourself) The youth group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Questioning young people up to the age of 25 who live, work or who are visiting, at school or college in Cornwall . YAY was set up by LGBTQ Youth Cornwall in 2008 and in 2018 amalgamated with the Intercom Trust to continue and expand the provision of the LGBTQ+ Youth Group for Cornwall. Click the link below for more information.