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Children and young people

Sunderland City Council commissions a range of services to support the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

  • Health Visitors work with and support families during the first 5 years of a child's life and school nurses promote healthy lifestyles to children age 5-19 and their families.
  • The Family Nurse Programme is offered to young parents who are having their first baby.
  • A range of sexual health services are available for young people age 13 years and over
  • Sunderland Youth Drug and Alcohol Project (YDAP) is available for young people aged 10-18 who require specialist advice and support relating to drugs or alcohol.
  • The Lifestyle, activity and food programme (LAF) is a weight management programme for children and families.
  • Breastfeeding mams are supported through Sunderland Bosom Buddies.

If you would like further information, you may find the links below useful:

Together for Children delivers services for children and families in Sunderland

Sex and young people at NHS Choices information about sex and relationships

Healthy eating for teens at NHS Choices tells you why a healthy, balanced diet is great for your health.

Smoking when you're a teen at NHS Choices gives you an under-18's guide to the dangers of smoking, and how to quit.

Physical activity for young people at NHS Choices explains how much physical activity you need to do to stay healthy

Teenage pregnancy at NHS Choices advice of what support is available and what your options and next steps are.

Public Health England School Zone flexible teaching resources for primary and secondary schools

Child Health Profile overview of child health

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