Growing up and Teen years are a time of great changes – physical, hormonal, social and psychological. Life can be tough with stress and pressure from family, school and friends. Here is a selection of links to further information about a variety of issues that may be affecting you and your family. Have a look at our Women’s Health and Men’s Health pages for more specific health information.
Where can I get more information and support locally?
SHARE Nurses Sex and Relationship Education in Guernsey
School Nurses Guernsey school nursing service for 4-18 year olds. Information on immunisations and HPV.
Action for Children General counselling and support for 16-25 year olds not involved with other agencies
Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney
Bodyworks Leaflet More about how your body develops, fertility, contraception and STI’s
Mental Health, Gender and Sexuality
The Mix – essential support for Under 25’s
Gender Dysphoria – this is not a psychiatric disorder but can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression and self harming
Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Bulimia
Anxiety, Depression, Social Anxiety, Talking about Self Harm (video), Self Harm
CAMHS find out more about the Child and Adolescent Mental Health service
The Sunflower Project Bereavement support for young people
Drugs, Alcohol & Smoking
Alcohol & Binge Drinking, AA Guernsey, Al-Anon – support for families affected by someone’s drinking
Teens Guide to Stopping Smoking, Quitline – support for stopping smoking locally
Drug addiction – getting help, Drug Concern Local support for anyone affected by drugs or alcohol
Why are Teens always Tired?, Risk Taking and Accidents