The majority of young people in Stockton-on-Tees do not misuse drugs or alcohol. For those who do struggle with drugs or alcohol, Change Grow Live provide expert support for young people under the age of 18 in Stockton-on-Tees. The service offer friendly, non judgemental advice and support.
Change Grow Live: Friendly, confidential and expert support for young people suffering from drug and/or alcohol problems is provided by CGL in Stockton-on-Tees.
Telephone: 01642 625980
Alternatively, visit the Facebook page: CGL Stockton Young People’s Recovery Service
The Growing Healthy service is a universal service where the needs and voices of children, young people and families are the core of a service which:
Services provided within the Growing Healthy service team include Health Visiting, School Nursing, Breastfeeding Support, Family Nurse Partnership, Family Action and Children’s Weight Management.
The services are provided by qualified Health Visitors and School Nurses and supported by Nursery Nurses, Youth Workers, Staff Nurses and Support Staff.
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation trust deliver the Growing Well, growing Healthy service on behalf of the Public Health team in Stockton-on-Tees.
The National Child Measurement Programme is a statutory function of Public Health which is delivered in schools across Stockton-on-Tees. The programme aims to identify overweight or obese children to address the issue of unhealthy weight. Information gained from the programme influences the NHS’ plans for children’s health services and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council can offer support for children of an unhealthy weight.
Measurements are taken in a sensitive manner by trained professionals. For more information please visit the NHS website for National Child Measurement Programme.
Oral health is vitally important during early years. Poor oral health can lead to tooth decay. Oral health is an important aspect of a child’s overall health status and also contributes to school readiness. In Stockton-on-Tees, we want to support families and schools to ensure that good oral health is promoted and supported throughout childhood. Public Health supports the delivery of two oral health initiatives:
The School Tooth Brushing Programme is open to all primary schools in the Borough. It is delivered by the Tees Oral Health Promotion Team. Children brush their teeth in school in addition to a minimum of twice a day at home.
The School Fluoride Varnish Programme is delivered by dental practices. The practices visit local primary school to administer fluoride varnish. The varnish is applied during two cycles every school year and reduces the risk of tooth decay.
Teesside Sexual Health services are available for young people - not just adults. The service provides information and advice on all types of contraception, Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing and treatment.
Teesside Sexual Health: The service is confidential, non-judgmental and appropriate for people under the age of 18. There are both appointment based and walk in services available across Stockton-on-Tees.
Telephone: 0300 3301122
For more information on signs and symptoms, visit the NHS webpage for sexual health.