Wawn Street Surgery

Wawn Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 4DX

Adolescent Health is Important

Why Adolescent Health is Important

Many problems start in adolescence e.g.

Half of lifetime mental illness started by the age of 14 years, 75% by late teens

More than 8 out 10 adults who have ever smoked regularly started before the age of 19

8 out 10 obese teenagers go on to be obese adults

More than half 15-16 year olds had consumed more than 5 alcoholic drinks in the previous month.

Young People’s leaflet

Parents leaflet

These leaflets are also available at Reception here at the practice.

You may find the below website interesting and it adds context as to why this is so important.