How will I stay healthy?

When you leave care, you will receive a health passport which will help you to understand your health information and where to access help.

You will receive a final appointment with the Looked After Children Nurse when you are 17 when you will learn how to access health services and health records.

Remember that your Personal Advisors can help you find and use/get an appointment with the right health services.

If you have specific health concerns, you can contact the following services:

  • Mental Health Services – Off the Record, Call free on 0808 808 9120, email at confidential@otrbristol.org.uk, or text on 07896 880 011
  • Drugs services (17 years and under) - Drugs and Young People Project (ask your Personal Advisor to make a referral) Telephone: 0117 3772997
  • Drugs services (18 years and over) – Bristol ROADS (request the transitions service) email: roads@bdp.org.uk Telephone: 0117 987 6000
  • Sexual Health services – www.4ypbristol.co.uk/your-local-services
  • Relationships – Bristol Against Violence and Abuse www.bava.org.uk

How will I stay healthy?

We want you to be as healthy as possible, we know that independent living can pose some challenges in terms of accessing health care and staying healthy. Below are some of the ways that your Personal Adviser can support you to stay healthy and look after yourself:

 

  • Support you to register with a GP.

  • Give you information on getting help to pay for prescriptions, glasses and dental health costs.

  • Give you help with transport costs when attending health appointments.

  • Give you information about counselling services that are available locally and support you to move from children’s services to adult services.

  • Give you information about health drop-in centres.

  • Work with you to develop a ‘health passport’ containing key information from your childhood (for example, when and if you have had immunisations) and your current health needs.

  • Give you information about exceptional clothing payments if you are in need of extra money for clothes such as a winter coat, shoes, warm clothing or maternity clothing.

 

You will receive a final appointment with the Looked After Children nurse when you are 17, when you will learn how to access health services and health records.

Remember that your Personal Advisors can help you find and use/get an appointment with the right health services.

 

If you have specific health concerns, you can contact the following services:

 

  • Mental Health Services – Off the Record, telephone: 0808 808 9120, email: confidential@otrbristol.org.uk, text: 07896 880 011
  • Drugs services (17 years and under) - Drugs and Young People Project (ask your Personal Advisor to make a referral) Telephone: 0117 3772997
  • Drugs services (18 years and over) – Bristol ROADS (request the transitions service) email: roads@bdp.org.uk, telephone: 0117 987 6000
  • Sexual Health services – www.4ypbristol.co.uk/your-local-services
  • Relationships – Bristol Against Violence and Abuse: www.bava.org.uk