About Adolescent Health
We specialise in supporting patients through all stages of life, including adolescence. A healthy passage through adolescence involves both physical and emotional care. At a time of increasing freedom of choice, there is also a lack of experience to adapt and cope with the many inputs and expectations which young people find they are constantly bombarded with and challenged by.
Strategies to manage this confusing time are paramount in the development of resilience and social skills. The importance of feeling comfortable discussing topics such as sex, alcohol, drugs, peer pressure and bullying with an adolescent is vital. Recognising and dealing with these problems in a sympathetic, individual and focussed way with a caring skilled GP can smooth the path to transition to healthy adulthood.