Health for Teens introduces a new and different way for young people aged 11-19 to learn about their health.
Health for Teens, has won the Association for Healthcare Communications and Marketing (AHCM) ‘best website’ award in November 2015, and features bite-sized information on a comprehensive range of physical and emotional health topics, from healthy eating and body image to managing stress and advice on relationships, puberty and sexuality. Alongside the information, films and quizzes make the site engaging and interactive, and young people are able to share content easily with their peers via social media.
The website is primarily a health promotion website, covering subjects that promote a healthy body and mind. It links you to more information if you need it, and supports you to access support from local services. It’s not about managing serious illnesses for which more specialist websites already exist, but we’ve signposted you to them where that’s applicable. Your school nursing service is always there to support you to stay happy and healthy – find out more about how to contact them.
All of the content has been produced by school nurses, a whole range of other health and wellbeing experts, and most importantly young people.
Created in consultation with young people
Young people have been actively involved in all aspects of the website from the content, design and concept. We’re always involving young people in campaigns, further development and content making sure it reflects what’s important to you.
Health for Teens was created by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) with Diva Creative. The website for young people is now being adopted by other NHS providers across the UK including; Hertfordshire Community Trust, Nottinghamshire County Council & Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust and Coventry School Nursing, bringing the interactive and informative content to the attention of a much wider audience. There is now a local area section where NHS providers can include their local information for young people.
To receive an information pack on how you can have your local information on Health for Teens please contact us through our contact form.