NHS Healthy Together – Risky Behaviours Advice for Young People

20th December 2018

The festive and new year party season tends to be a time when young people take risks that they may not consider at other times of the year, and peer pressure from friends can play a big part in this.


We’ve created three peer pressure quizzes on the Health for Teens website which explore peer pressure in relation to sex, alcohol and drugs. Within each quiz, young people will find advice from public health (school) nurses.


Sex: Peer pressure or not?

These scenarios cover peer pressure around virginity, consensual sex and feeling ready for



Alcohol: Peer pressure or not?

These scenarios cover being legally old enough to drink, feeling pressured into drinking and the effects of alcohol on mood and behaviour.


Drugs: Peer pressure or not?

These scenarios cover use of stimulants to improve concentration, possible side effects of drugs and trying to impress others by taking drugs.


ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team.


For children and young people who live in Leicester City, text: 07520 615 386


For children and young people who live in Leicestershire and Rutland, text: 07520 615 387


This service is available Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (except bank holidays). During these times we aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours.

Through Leicester Sexual Health, find out where you can register for The C-Card, get emergency contraception and additional sexual health advice over the festive period.


Turning Point offers help and support to young people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Visit the Wellbeing Cloud to find out how you can get advice and support with

drugs and alcohol.



Healthy Together – Risky Behaviours

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