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The internet provides a familiar and accessible way of delivering mental health advice and interventions for children and young people, see the following websites:
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Many parents and young people do talk about health care problems together, but many do find it very difficult, especially when this may be of a personal nature such as contraception or sexual health, depression or drug problems. Asking your Doctor for help and advice can be very reassuring, and can help relieve the stress you may be feeling in thinking about such issues.
You are very welcome to bring a friend, parent or partner with you to your appointment for support.
Even if you are under 16 years of age, information about you remains confidential, just as it would for an adult. If you seek advice on any problem, from a common complaint to something more personal, your Doctor or Nurse will not tell anyone else what has been discussed.
In exceptional circumstances, the Doctor may believe that keeping a secret puts either you as the patient or someone else at risk of harm. For example, if he/she suspects you were being seriously hurt in some way and may wish to involve other Health Care Professionals in helping you. Of course, this would not be passed without first discussing this option with you.
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