Here to Listen, not to tell
Coming to the doctor can be difficult. We provide a confidential service to all our patients including under 16s. This means that you can tell others about your visit but we won’t. The only reason we may have to consider passing on confidential information without your permission would be to protect you or someone else from very serious harm. We would always try and discuss this with you first.
We are happy to see young people both with and without their parents, when appropriate. There are many misconceptions about whether consultations are confidential and also whether you can talk about various sensitive issues with the GP.
Where do I go for help with..
- Minor Casualties - can be seen and dealt with at the surgery (workload dependant), more serious problems will be seen at Queen Alexandra, Cosham or St. Richards, Chichester
- Sexual Health matters - You can see us at the surgery or go to the Ella Gordon Unit or the family planning clinic in Havant.
- Drugs or Alcohol Problems - You can see us at the surgery for more general advice.
- Counselling and info for young people - Free Support line 0808 801 0724, more details on this web including details of other local support for teenagers.
- Healthier Together website and App, provides you with information to stay safe and healthy, as well as helping you decide what to do when you feel unwell visit: Young Person :: Healthier Together (what0-18.nhs.uk)
Young People's Safehaven
Young People's Safe Haven for people aged 11 - 17 years
Young People's Safe Haven offers in-person well-being and mental health support to young people living in the Havant, East Hants and South East Hants areas of Hampshire. No appointment needed.
We provide one-to-one support sessions, wellbeing group workshops, art and craft time and mindfulness.
It is a safe, fun, calm environment that is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 5-8 pm.
Young people aged 11-17 years, can access these sessions at The Pallant Centre, Havant, PO9 1BE.
Freephone: 0300 303 1580
'The Lighthouse' - a drop-in service for children and young people aged 10-18 years
The Lighthouse is a drop-in, youth-club style service for children and young people aged 10-18 years, with a mental health and wellbeing focus. It’s a free, fun, safe and supported environment facilitated by youth workers and mental health practitioners. No referral needed.
Sessions are aimed at different age groups:
Tuesdays: 4.30-6.30pm year groups 6,7, & 8 – The Hub, Leigh Park
Wednesdays: 5.30-7.30pm, year groups 9, 10 & 11 (venue Leigh Park Community Centre)
Thursdays: 5.30-7.30pm, 6th form & college age – The Hub, Leigh Park
Just drop in, everyone welcome.
We have a range of activities including:
· Mindfulness – CBT skills
· Arts and Crafts
· Peer support sessions
· 1 to 1 support available during the week with a well-being practitioner
· Mental health and well-being workshops regularly on topics like: exam stress, resilience, anger management, relaxation, low mood, self-esteem, body image, sexual health.