Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) have launched a local page on a ground-breaking website ‘Health for Teens’: www.healthforteens.co.uk

This unique website is the first NHS website that has been created by and for young people, complementing and raising the accessibility of School Nurses.

Each area presents health advice through facts, quizzes and articles. MPFT have developed a “local page” which will enable young people to find a range of services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to support them.

The local area section for young people includes local news, announcements, services, a search for a School Nurse function and locally produced articles on young people’s health.

The main website features a diverse range of health topics from mental health to puberty, sexual health to bereavement. The articles, quizzes, and interactive content has been written and overseen by experts from services including school nursing, health improvement, smoking cessation, dietetics, paediatricians and mental health.

The website content is presented through six areas: (i) Feelings; (ii) Growing Up; (iii) Health; (iv) Lifestyle; (v) Relationships; (vi) Sexual Health

Looking forward, when it is safe to do so, the School Nurses in our area will run some promotional events for the young people in your school.

Luke Baker, Assistant Headteacher, said: “We regularly work with the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and this new venture is an exciting route to support our students with their health and well-being concerns. We would encourage all students and parents to check out the website.”