Patient UK has information leaflets on a wide range of teenage health conditions and an extensive directory of patient support and self help groups for young people. In addition, our extensive health directory lists many other sites which provide information and support on specific conditions. Below are links to some large or general health related sites that are aimed at students and teenagers.
Information from Directgov, the UK government's digital service for people in England and Wales. It delivers information and practical advice about public services, bringing them all together in one place.
Scottish youth information for 12-26 year olds. Includes information about health issues.
Teenager health site written by by two doctors, Dr Ann McPherson and Dr Aidan Macfarlane, providing web-based, accurate and reliable health information to teenagers in a contemporary, cringe-free, entertaining and informative way.
Birds Bees & Teens is aimed at introducing young people and teenagers to the best health related sites aimed at the younger person. It covers a range of diagnoses from acne to drugs to sexual health to diabetes. This site is run by Dr J Robertson (who has over 15 years paediatric experience), in conjunction with the Wirral Health Informatics Service.
Comprehensive health and illness advice relevant to students. Also includes links to all UK university health practice websites for information about local student health services. Written and regularly updated by doctors from the Sussex University Health Centre.
Provides information on diet, activity and health and is aimed at teenagers 11-19 years. The website has been developed, and is managed by, the British Dietetic Association (BDA), the organisation that represents registered dietitians in the UK.
Straight-talking advice from a UK doctor on a number of problems such as spots, sexual problems, hairiness, breast problems, wind, bad breath, anal problems and other 'embarrassing' problems.
A site for young people, parents and carers which publishes articles on children's rights, youth and crime, free play, bullying, education, etc. Generation Youth Issues considers the development of children and young people as a twin process of adult guidance and peer discovery. Part of the work of Generation Youth Issues is to contest the criminalisation of youth and the fear displayed by adults.
A professional website enabling the organisations and individuals that work with young people and their families to improve what they do, by promoting evidence-based practice through research and evaluation, training and publications. They have an extensive resources and publications list covering many topics aimed at both parents and teenagers.
This is a website about young people’s real life experiences of health and lifestyle. It is not just a website about the medical facts, this is about real people and real lives.
Aims to be the first place all young adults turn to when they need support and guidance through life. They provide factsheets and articles on all the key issues facing young people including: sex and relationships; drinking and drugs; work and study; housing, legal and finances; and health and wellbeing.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.