Young People

We provide a CONFIDENTIAL service to all our patients, including under-16s. This means we won’t tell anyone else about your visit without your permission (sometimes called consent). All our staff have a duty to respect your confidentiality and no personal information will be passed on without your permission. The only time we ever share information without your consent is if you or someone else could be in danger. We would always talk to you first.

MenACWY vaccine

The MenACWY vaccine was introduced in the UK in August 2015 to protect teenagers against a harmful strain of meningococcal W (MenW) disease which had been rapidly rising since 2009.

A catch up campaign targeting older age groups was also initiated, but uptake of the vaccine in older teenagers and young adults has been low.

MenACWY vaccine is offered to teenagers in school year 9 (England and Wales).  If you are over 14 and did not get this vaccine at school or from your GP you can still get the vaccine from our Surgery if:

  • You are starting university for the first time and aged under 25
  • You were born after 1st September 1996 (England and Wales)
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What is A BETTER U?

We are working with together to support a better u in South Tyneside.

We will support you to look after yourself as well as you can. We will give you a greater role in understanding the issues you face and the role you can play in overcoming these.

Our staff will have different conversations with you so they can motivate you to achieve what you want.

Little things can make a big difference and a simple conversation can be the first step towards A BETTER U.

South Tyneside Sexual Health Service

South Tyneside Sexual Health Service’s will be relocating permanently to Palmers Community Hospital with effect from Monday 1st October 2018.

Address : South Tyneside Sexual Health
Palmers Community Hospital
Wear Street
NE32 3UX

Telephone: 0191 4028191 / 0191 4028168

Palmers Community Hospital is located directly opposite Jarrow bus and metro station providing good transport links into service for patients.

South Tyneside Sexual Health Services Clinic Timetable

The MATRIX works with young people under 18 in South Tyneside, their families and carers. The service provides help, support and advice to those whose lives have been affected by drug and alcohol misuse or those who are at risk of developing drug and alcohol problems.

The Matrix offers their service to young people, families and carers a confidential service in South Tyneside. You can contact them on a free phone 0800 328 1898, or drop in and see them, no appointment is needed.

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Need some friendly, confidential advice? Talk to Frank.

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Bullying can make you feel isolated and worthless, lonely, anxious, angry and lacking confidence. You may experience some or all of these feelings.

Some people who are being bullied develop depression, anxiety and eating problems. They may self harm or turn to drugs and alcohol. If you are experiencing problems like these because of bullying, it’s having an impact on your health. You need to talk to your GP, who will keep any information confidential.

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Kooth is an online counselling and support service which is now available to all young people across South Tyneside between the age of 11-25 years old. It is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for young people to access emotional wellbeing and early intervention mental health support.

Do you know the 4 Ts of Type 1 diabetes?

  • Toilet – Going to the toilet a lot, bed wetting by a previously dry child or heavier nappies in babies
  • Thirsty – Being really thirsty and not being able to quench the thirst
  • Tired – Feeling more tired than usual
  • Thinner – Losing weight or looking thinner than usual. By making sure children and young people get a quick diagnosis and early treatment, we can avoid them becoming seriously ill with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).













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