You can continue to see the Looked After Children’s Nurse until you are 25 years old if you need support with health concerns.
Should you lose your Health Passport, you can get a replacement from the Looked After Children’s Nurse. If you don’t know how to contact the Looked after Children’s Nurse please speak with your Personal Advisor.
During your time in care, you will have been taken for regular visits to the dentist and doctor's appointments when you needed them.
Now you're leaving care it's really important that you continue to look after your health and wellbeing. The links below cover just some of the health services that you may need to access as you move to independent living.
Keeping fit and active is important for your health now and in the future.
- NHS guidelines for physical activity for young people
- Essex Living Well: Exercise and sport venues and classes
Conditions such as depression, anxiety or self harm can make you feel isolated and alone. There is support for you from a range of organisations offering support and advice.
- Young Minds: The voice for young people's mental health and wellbeing
- Rethink mental illness
- Mind: For better mental health