1. Teens

Health & wellbeing

Teen sexuality and wellbeing is about more than sex.
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    A good family GP understands the importance of getting to know you and your children. Here’s how to find the right GP for your family.

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    Using alcohol and other drugs is bad for teenagers’ present and future health. Here’s what to do if you think your child is using alcohol or other drugs.

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    If you’re choosing mental health services for your teenage child, it’s vital to look for services that suit your child’s and family’s needs. Here’s how.

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    If your teenage child is a victim of sexual assault, your child is not to blame. Read how to help teenagers and get support after sexual assault.

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    What are carbohydrates? What’s the glycaemic index or GI? And why are they important? This article explains how to use GI to make family eating healthier.

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    Is your child getting enough sleep? Get answers to this and other FAQs about children’s sleep, sleep problems, sleep needs and sleep habits. Article available in: Arabic, Dari, Karen, Persian, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese.

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    Healthy teeth and gums are vital to your teenage child’s general health. Dental care for teenage teeth starts with cleaning teeth twice a day. Read more.

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    First aid for burns and scalds starts with checking how bad the burn is. If you’re not sure, get medical help. Also treat the burn with cool running water.

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