Adolescent Health Issues

Adolescence is a highly complex experience for most people.

During the teenage years there are multiple physical, emotional and academic changes and challenges that may need special attention.

Common concerns in adolescence can be related to:

-self image and body image

-learning and academic skills and abilities

-peer relationships

-family connections

-sexual identity

-weight management concerns

Getting specialist advice early is likely to be beneficial both for the short and long term outcome.

Trust and confidentiality are the cornerstones of the adolescent and the health professional interactions.

Communication between the teenager and the parents/ carers and teachers may need to be reviewed and readjusted