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Be Your Health


‘Be Your Health’

Supporting young people aged 16-25 years to mange their health and welfare through dependable and reliable information sources as part of a Health and Digital Literacy Project.

What is Health and Digital Literacy?

Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can understand health information and then act on this to get help where needed. This might include processing information about their own health status, in terms of recognising their own needs, and it might also include understanding where to go for support and input

Websites and resources

The following list of websites and resources have been recommended by our colleagues in the NHS Knowledge Hubs. They are reliable and dependable places to search for health information.


The NHS website is best place to start for health information.

CAMHS has lots of links to useful webpages providing information and support for young people and their mental health.

Patient Info is a UK website providing expert health articles, tips and information, written and reviewed by health care professionals

Choice Medication is a site development and managed by the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and has lots of helpful tips for managing your medication.

Easy Health is a website that is perfect for people who prefer to get their health information via pictures and images.

Young Minds a dedicated website for young people from the charity Mind.

Behind the headlines debunking the heart health stories that are making the news.

Symptom Checker, Health Information and Medicines Guide | Patient Easy to use guide to checking your symptoms

Health For Teens  Health advice specifically aimed at teenagers

Alcohol - NHS inform advice on managing alcohol consumption

PowerPoint Presentation (ifla.org) How to spot fake news

Sense about Science Sense about Science is an independent charity that promotes the public interest in sound science and evidence

Reading Well for Mental Health Books providing advice and information about issues like anxiety, stress and OCD, and difficult experiences like bullying and exams.

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