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Health and wellbeing

In partnership with our health colleagues, we will support and encourage you to be healthy and provide the help you need to achieve this. We will:

  • provide a health passport prior to your 18th birthday, which is a summary of your health information and history
     
  • offer you access to sexual health services
     
  • help you to register with health services, including GP, dentist and opticians when you move home
     
  • help you to manage your emotional well-being with signposting to other agencies
     
  • support you If you have significant additional needs. We can support you to engage with our in-house adult services for an assessment of needs beyond 18
     
  • help you to attend hospital or doctors’ appointments
     
  • offer you support from a Healthy Lifestyle Adviser for health improvement advice (healthy eating, being more active, drinking less and quitting smoking)
     
  • provide a drop-in service for care leavers
     
  • offer a mentoring scheme, focusing on specific areas to support your well-being

 

Breathing Space

Breathing Space Intensive Support will be offered to:

  • young people that are currently in care and pregnant with their first child
     
    or
     
  • young people that are care leavers, who are pregnant with their first child and in need of support to help them to access parenting support, advice and guidance to be able to meet their baby’s needs

One to one support will focus on the practical elements of parenting, the emotional needs of a baby, as well as supporting young parents to access community activities and groups to help them and their baby to develop their confidence and skills.

 

 

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