Looking after your health is very important as you become an adult. You should be encouraged to make decisions for yourself about your Education and Health Plan, by working with your parent carers and the other people who may support you.

You may know that young people with a learning disability are registered with a doctor from the age of 14 and are offered yearly health checks and plans.

  • LD health check video
  • Being active and healthy video – going to a sports hall to do activities
  • Mind – providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
  • Kooth online counselling service -free, safe and anonymous online support for young people 
  • FRANK – if you’re looking for advice, this is a good place to start
  • Zing Somerset  
  • PALS as a patient, relative or carer you may sometimes need to turn to someone for help, advice and support. This is where the Patient Advice and Liaison Service comes in.
  • CCG – Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) commission most of the hospital and community NHS services in the local areas for which they are responsible.
  • HealthWatch Somersetthe county’s independent health and care champion makes sure that people are at the heart of care. Staff and volunteers listen to what people like about local health services, and what could change.
  • Independence Packresources to help patients in specialist learning disability or mental health hospital services plan for leaving hospital 
  • Keeping Safe Online – easy read guide 
  • Living a Healthy Life MacMillan/CHANGE – easy read booklets