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Health and Wellbeing

Keeping healthy and well is an important part of growing up.

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If you have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, all of your agreed healthcare support should be set out within it.  You can find out more about EHC Plans and the assessment process

To help us continually improve, please leave your comments by clicking on the Website Feedback button at the top of the page.  Each provider listed also has an area where you can leave a review of their service.

General health and wellbeing

Watch the video of Gloucestershire's 7th Big Health Check Day here

There is lots of information and videos on general health and wellbeing on the easyhealth.org.uk website.

 

Sexual health and staying safe

This video is about sex, healthy relationships and consent

Staying safe when online

This film is for women eligible for smear tests (cervical screening)

 NHS sexual health videos

Mental health

This video is about mental health advice & support for young people in Gloucestershire

A short film produced by the Young Research Advisers from the National Children's Bureau about well-being and happiness.

Health and wider support

A short animated film explaining Gloucestershire's Pathway of Early Help and Support for children and young people with additional needs.

GP Learning Disability Register

The GP surgeries hold an all age, all disability Learning Disability Register. If you are on the GP’s Learning Disability Register you should be offered extra support when visiting your doctor, this is sometimes called reasonable adjustments.  Reasonable adjustments could be extra time at appointments, appointments at the beginning or end of the day when it is quieter or easy read information.  This information can be shared with other health professionals so they can understand how best to support you if you ever need to access health services.

To join the Learning Disabilities Register you should go to your doctor’s surgery and ask the receptionist if you are on the learning disability register. If you are not on the register, you will need to make an appointment with your doctor to tell them that you have a learning disability and ask them to add you to their register.

 

If you are on the Learning Disabilities register and you are over 14 and have:

  • a moderate or severe learning disability
  • profound learning disabilities
  • a mild learning disability and possibly other health needs

You will be invited for an Annual Health Check every year.

You can find out more about the Learning Disability Register on the Mencap website. https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/health/dont-miss-out/dont-miss-out-join-learning-disability-register

Annual Health Checks

People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This does not need to be the case. Annual health checks are available for adults and young people aged 14 or over with:

  • a moderate or severe learning disability
  • profound learning disabilities
  • a mild learning disability and possibly other health needs

GPs will contact all of these people on their Learning Disabilities Register to invite them for their annual health check. Annual health checks are designed to promote the early detection and treatment of physical and mental health problems, which can lead to better health outcomes. Health checks are effective in identifying previously unrecognised health needs, including life‐threatening conditions.

Annual Health Checks are also an opportunity for the young person and the GP to get to know each other. When a young person transitions into adult services the GP may become the main professional supporting their care so this early contact is invaluable.

You can find out more about the Annual Health Checks on the Mencap website.

https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/health/dont-miss-out/dont-miss-out-annual-health-checks

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