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Webchat: Risky Behaviours 17.07.17 4:30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 17th July 2017.

The summer holidays have arrived.  Do you want to know how to keep yourself safe or have a question you would like answered, then join us online on Monday 17th July at 4.30-5pm where you can chat and get health advice and information.

Remember all of the chats are completely anonymous, safe and secure, see our terms and conditions for more information.

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Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 17 Jul 16:24

Hello, this webchat is due to open 5 minutes.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 17 Jul 16:31

So what do you think risky behaviours are?

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 17 Jul 16:38

Risky behaviours can include lots of things such as:
1. Drinking too much alcohol or smoking tobacco or drug use - all these can have an impact on your long term health and may lead to unwanted behaviours such as illegal activities or anti social behaviour and getting into trouble with the police.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 17 Jul 16:39

A good website for support and information with drug or alcohol issues is called Talk to Frank:

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 17 Jul 16:42

Another risky behaviour can involve having unprotected sexual activity. This could result in an unwanted pregnancy or contracting a sexually transmitted infection.
Use of drugs or alcohol could lower your inhibitions and result in you doing something you later regret.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 17 Jul 16:45

Sexual activity should always be consensual.It is important to talk to someone you trust if you are worried about a relationship you are involved with such as talking to a parent, family member, school staff, GP or the school nurse.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 17 Jul 16:48

Support and advice on sexual health can be found on:
and local services on:

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 17 Jul 16:51

Remember when you are out and about this summer holiday it is important to keep safe. Make sure that parents / carers know your whereabouts and who you are with. Make sure your mobile phone is well charged so that you can be contacted or for you to contact others if necessary.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 17 Jul 16:54

Remember to keep yourself safe online. Keep your personal details private. Tell someone if you are worried about being contacted by someone that makes you feel uncomfortable or is asking you to do things you are not happy with.
Most social media sites have a report button so that you can report any unwanted contacts.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 17 Jul 16:59

This webchat has now come to a close.
Have fun this summer holiday but also keep safe!

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