Teenagers are always welcome in our practice, so if you think you need to talk to someone, or if you’re worried about anything to do with your health, or even if you would just like some information, then please make an appointment with one of our doctors or nurses.
Everything you share with us is confidential. That means we won’t repeat anything you tell us (including telling your parents), unless you, or someone you know, is in danger.
We’re happy to give you advice about anything that’s worrying you. This includes sexually transmitted diseases, drugs, alcohol, or if you are feeling down or anxious. If we can’t help you here, then we should be able to tell you who can.
NHS 24 phone 111
Depression and anxiety can negatively impact many aspects of our daily lives.There are often stresses with exams, relationships, friends, family and even bullying. For young adults these emotions can feel particularly intense. If you are struggling, you can always call the practice to arrange an appointment with one of our GPs. There are many organisations who are also able to help.
The Mix is a free and confidential multi-channel service. They will connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing.
Free helpline: 0808 808 4994
See Me is Scotland's Programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination. Funded by Scottish Government and managed by SAMH and The Mental Health Foundation.
Eating Disorders - B-eat
B-eat exists to encourage and empower people to get help quickly, because the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery. They can provide help and advice regarding all eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.
Helpline: 0808 801 0432
Youth Scotland delivers a range of projects, events and programmes supporting and recognising young people's development and supporting those working with young people. Take a look below at our current projects and see how you can get involved.
iThrive Edinburgh provides information about local mental health and wellbeing services and support. They deliver a variety of youth work services including open-access youth group, activity programmes, group-work programmes, outreach initiatives and one-to-one support services. Services are run by staff and volunteers. Available to anyone aged 7-24.
If you think that you or someone else might have a problem with drugs and alcohol, there is a wide range of help available. If you are concerned it is always better to talk to someone about it than not to. With the right help and support it’s possible for anyone to get drug and alcohol free and stay that way.
Drugs can be a hard subject to discuss. Try to stay open-minded and remember that, with the right help and support, most people overcome their use before any serious harm is caused.
Call FRANK anytime on 0300 123 6600
Looking after our sexual health is a crucial part of staying happy and well. Taking responsibility for our health is a big part of growing up. We owe it to ourselves and our partner(s) to look after our sexual health.
You can always reach out to your GP for confidential advice and help.
Contraception helps to prevent pregnancy after sex. There are many different types of contraception, so you can choose one that suits your needs. Your GP can advise you on available methods of contraception.
Emergency contraception is available from some pharmacies without the need to speak to GP. It can be used for up to 5 days after sex, but the sooner they're taken the better.
If your pregnancy test is positive, it's understandable to feel mixed emotions: excitement about having a child, worry about telling your parents, and anxiety about pregnancy and childbirth. You may also be feeling worried or frightened if you're not sure that you want to be pregnant.
Whatever your age, you can always ask for confidential advice from your GP.
If you are aged between 13-18 You can use this service for: STI testing and treatment, Pregnancy testing, Emergency contraception (sometimes called the morning after pill), Contraception – this includes the pill, injection, coil, implant and other options, Accessing our Choices service if you are pregnant and want to chat about your options. Any other questions you may have about your sexual health and wellbeing.
Information for Parents
As a parent you give your children a good start in life, you nurture, protect and guide them. Parenting is a process that prepares your child for independence. As your child grows and develops, there are many things you can do to help your child and there are many challanges to overcome. If you are struggling, worry about your child's wellbeing or you are just seeking advice you can always speak with your GP.
Parenting Across Scotland
Access free family information on any subject including your rights at work, becoming a parent, managing difficult behaviour, starting school and teenagers.
Children 1st help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, they support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.
Helpline 08000 28 22 33