Know the basics
It’s your life
As you get older you need to start taking some responsibility for your health, well-being and safety. Physical Health is not just about the health of your body but helping your body to work at its full potential which includes exercise and nutrition, knowing your body and how it works, and how to look after it.
1 in 10 children have mental health problems which can include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder. These are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. Your emotional well-being is just as important as your physical health. It is important to speak up if you are feeling unwell or you are unhappy about something which is happening.
You will face choices that will affect your health now and in the future around smoking, alcohol or having sex.
- Take responsibility for your health, well-being and safety.
- Find out what to do if you are unwell or injured.
- Smoking or taking drugs puts your health in danger.
- It is not safe to have unprotected sex, find out more and do not be forced into doing anything you do not want to.
- Be aware of digital safety.
- Speak to an adult you trust if you are unhappy about something in your life.
If you are ill or injured, choose well from the following services available:
Coughs and colds
You can treat minor illnesses and injuries at home by using the recommended medicines and
making sure they get plenty of rest www.nhs.uk
If you are:
For 24 hour health advice and information.
Mild skin irritations (including spots/rash)
For advice on common illnesses, injuries and medication.
To find your local pharmacy and its contact details visit: www.nhs.uk/chemist for your nearest pharmacist details.
Head injuries not involving
loss of consciousness
Worsening health conditions (inside GP hrs)
For the treatment of illnesses and injuries that will not go away.
Write down your GP’s (family Doctor) telephone number.
Minor bumps, cuts and possible fractures
For treatment of minor illnesses and injuries without an appointment.
St Helens Walk-in Centre, Millenium Centre, Corporation Street, St Helens WA10 1HJ.
Open Monday-Saturday 7am-10pm
Loss of consciousness
Accident & Emergency or 999
For very severe or life threatening conditions.
Accident & Emergency
- For support and advice speak to your GP or School Nurse.