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Webchat: Risky Behaviours 18.12.2017 4:30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 18th December 2017.

The Christmas holidays start this week.  Do you want to know how to keep yourself safe during the celebrations or have a question you would like answered, then join us online on Monday 18th December 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) / 18 Dec 16:19

Join us in 10 minutes for today's chat on risky behaviours and keeping yourself safe over the christmas period

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 18 Dec 16:29

Welcome to today's webchat on risky behaviours. Christmas is a fun time and there are lots of celebrations going on but this can also mean that we come across difficult situations.

Have you thought about how you can keep yourself or your friends safe?

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 18 Dec 16:36

You may be at parties where there is alcohol available. It is important to remember that you don't have to drink alcohol and it may affect your judgement leading you to do things that you wouldn't normally do.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 18 Dec 16:44

There may be situations over the Christmas period where you may be offered drugs either by friends or someone that you don't know. It is important to remember that drugs are often illegal to use and also you cannot know how they will affect you or your friends.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 18 Dec 16:46

A good website for support and information with drug or alcohol issues is called Talk to Frank:
http://www.talktofrank.com

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 18 Dec 16:55

When celebrating with friends you may end up in a situation where you are considering having sex. The most important thing to remember is that sex should always be consensual meaning that both of you want to have sex.

Contraception is important and you can access free contraception from your GP, Sexual health clinics and Public Health Nurse (school nurse) in school

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 18 Dec 16:56

Remember to protect yourself against STI's aswell as pregnancy by using condoms which you can get by registering for a C Card with your GP, Public Health Nurse or sexual health clinic

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 18 Dec 16:58

It is also important to keep yourself safe while online. Don't share information with anyone that you don't know and don't agree to meet anyone in person. If you are worried about anyone who is contacting you online speak to an adult that you can trust.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 18 Dec 17:00

Thanks for joining us for today's chat.
This will be our last chat until the 8th January but all this years chats are on the website for your information

This chat is now closed!

This chat is now closed, thanks for taking part.  Chats will start again following the Christmas break.

Should you need anymore information on this topic, have a look at:

http://www.healthforteens.co,uk or:

www.nspcc.org.uk 

www.childline.org.uk 

www.youngminds.org.uk

Alternatively you could speak to your parent/carer, a trusted adult, member of school staff, your Public Health Nurse (previously known as a school nurse) or doctor.  If there is an emergency then please contact 999 or visit A&E.

You can text your Public Health Nurse through the ChatHealth messaging service which runs Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.  If you go to school in Leicester City please text 07520 615386, if you go to school in Leicestershire County or Rutland then please text 07520 615387.

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