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Health and wellbeing for children and young people

Your physical and mental health is important, and so we will support you to have access to relevant services that can assist you in living a healthy and happy lifestyle. To do this, we will:

  • provide you with an up to date health passport
  • support you to access advice from the Leaving Care nurser who can offer face to face or telephone advice and support, booked via your Personal Advisor.
  • help you to register with a GP and dentist local to where you live, and attend any medical appointments with you if necessary
  • offer you advice and support around your sexual health - Walsall Integrated Sexual Health (WiSH) is a local service that offers drop in advice, free emergency contraception and sexual health screening
  • offer you advice and support in regards to drug and alcohol misuse and help you to engage with specialist support services, such as the Beacon (CGL)
  • help you to identify and engage with sports clubs and any activities that you may be interested in
  • support you to be vaccinated against Covid-19

Free prescriptions

Care Leavers in Walsall are now eligible for free prescriptions up to the age of 25. Find out more about the Care Leaver prescription pre-payment certificate and details of what it covers.  You can also contact your Personal Advisor for more details about the entitlement, and for support to complete the application form.

Counselling services

Your personal advisor will support you in accessing counselling services. Walsall Talking Therapies (Walsall and Dudley Mental Health Trust) is open to anyone over the age of 17 who is registered with a Walsall GP.  You can also self-refer online or use the free phone number. 

We have a licence to enable you to access an online counselling service. This is for young people up to the age of 25.  It's a free, confidential, safe and anonymous way to ask for help. The service is available from 12pm to 10pm Monday to Friday, and from 6pm to 10pm at weekends.