Positive Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Below is the Positive Steps video and we now have copies of the Positive Steps leaflet in a variety of languages including Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Bengali and Urdu.

For a printed copy of any of these leaflets, please contact young.voice@northlincs.gov.uk

Positive Steps

Positive Steps leaflet side 2
Positive Steps leaflet side 1

Talking Minds drop-in sessions for 14 to 17 year olds

North Lincolnshire Mind provides the Talking Minds service, which are drop-in sessions for 14-17 year-olds. This service offers a safe space and allows young people to participate in activities, speak to trained support workers and get support and advice on topics that may be causing them worry.

The sessions take place every Tuesday between 4:30pm and 6:30pm at North Lincolnshire Mind (Printer’s Yard, Fenton Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6QX).


Videos created by young people in North Lincolnshire

Young people in North Lincolnshire have worked with us to produce some videos covering topics including bullying, social media, exam stress and many more. We hope you find them useful and if you have any suggestions for other videos, please do get in contact with us: fis@northlincs.gov.uk

Be Unique


Digital Champions

Exam Stress

Mental Health

North Lincs Youth Council

Young Carers

Social Media

Transition: Mental Health

Further useful information:

Take a look at our Directory for information on health services such as the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Integrated Health and Wellbeing Service and Healthwatch and more. There is further information below on other topics you may be interested in.

School Nurses offer a confidential service and can support you with emotional health and wellbeing, healthy lifestyles and relationships and staying safe.

To arrange contact with a school nurse call our Single Point of Contact on 0800 0199951 or make an appointment at an E-Clinic.  This service is available to any young person aged 11-19 years. We can arrange virtual meetings in situations where Covid 19 may restrict face to face contacts.

School nurses in North Lincolnshire can provide confidential online advice to young people who need our help, thanks to an easily downloaded free eClinic app.

RDaSH eClinic (11-19) is an instant messaging app enabling registered users aged 11 to 19 to schedule a confidential online appointment with your school nurse, where you can have a ‘live’ chat about any health issues they are experiencing.

The eClinic app can be downloaded to any Apple or Android device using the App Store or Google Play Store.

teenage boy showing App on mobile phone

Do you need to find a dentist in North Lincolnshire? Search on the NHS website.

You can search for dentists:

  • who are taking on new patients
  • who offer emergency NHS appointments
  • by proximity to your location

Find information on GP surgeries including how to register and book appointments to see a doctor. Use the address search tool to find your local GP surgeries for a local practice near you.

Anyone aged 14 or older with a learning disability can get an annual health check from their doctor. You can ask to go on your GP’s register if you think you have a learning disability. You do not need to be diagnosed with a learning disability to be on the register. The learning disability register is different from the register of social care needs managed by local councils.

Check with your GP practice if you or the person you care for is on the register.

An annual health check helps you stay well by talking about your health and finding any problems early, so you get the right care. Remember you do not have to be ill to have a health check – in fact, most people have their annual health check when they’re feeling well.

Further information on the annual health checks is available on the NHS England website  and the NHS annual health check page.

This short video from Mencap provides useful information on the annual health checks along with this easy read guide [PDF, 2.71Mb]

We hope you find this information useful and attend your annual health check as it’s essential to keep to you healthy and fit.

For children and young people aged four to 16 years who are above a healthy weight and live in North Lincolnshire, the Get Going team provides a personalised and supportive approach to childhood weight management.

This successful programme enables children and their families to access FREE one-to-one sessions in their home or community setting. Each session aims to empower and motivate children to make healthier lifestyle choices.

Please contact Alex Piercy for more information or to make a referral to the Get Going team – 07702 275246.

A website and an App called Life Central was launched in 2016 to offer emotional health and wellbeing support to children and young people across North Lincolnshire. It has lots of information and support including:

  • Alcohol and substance misuse
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Eating well
  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing
  • Internet Safety
  • Physical Education
  • Relationships
  • Self harm
  • Sexuality and gender identity
  • Sexual health
  • Smoking
  • Stress and anxiety

Find out why regular eye tests are important. Not only will they tell if you need new glasses or a change of prescription, they are also an important eye health check. An eye test can spot many general health problems and early signs of eye conditions before you are aware of any symptoms. You could be entitled to free NHS eye tests or optical vouchers. Search for your nearest opticians.

Your pharmacy can provide you with much more than just dispensing medicine. Pharmacists are highly-trained and qualified professionals and they can offer you advice on treating many minor illnesses and ailments, such as coughs and colds, or long-term conditions such as asthma, arthritis or diabetes. They can also give you advice on keeping healthy by eating well, stopping smoking and taking part in exercise.

Pharmacies have longer opening hours than GPs, you don’t need an appointment to see one and most have a consultation area where you can speak privately.

For contact information and opening times for local pharmacies visit the Find Pharmacy Services on the NHS Choices website and type in your postcode to find your local pharmacies.

To make a complaint about an NHS service

Most NHS care and treatment goes well but sometimes things can go wrong. If you are unhappy with your care or the service you have received, it is important to let the NHS know so they can improve.  Take a look at the NHS website for more information.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers.

You can find officers from PALS in your local hospital.

Further Information

Contact Us

School Nurses


0800 0199951

f: SchoolNursesNLincs

i: nlschoolnurses

t: NLSchoolNurses@NorthLincs_SN


Family Information Service

Email: fis@northlincs.gov.uk

Tel: 01724 296629


Health Improvement Team

Email: healthimprovement@northlincs.gov.uk

Tel: 01724 298321

Last modified: February 20, 2024