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Friday, 3 March 2017

A website for young people in Croydon Wandsworth, Kingston, Richmond, Sutton and Merton has been given a makeover


Teens aged between 13 & 19 will now find it easier to access important information about their mental health and well-being.

The Getting It On website offers free and confidential advice to support those wanting to make informed decisions.

Councillor Louisa Woodley, cabinet member for families, health and social care says:

“Getting It On is south-west London’s online one-stop shop to help young people navigate some of life’s ups and downs during their teenage years. At this time in their life they can often feel overwhelmed with a range of issues affecting them, such as their body image, fashion trends, exams and being bullied. It’s really important for them to know who to turn to for the most appropriate and up-to-date information for their age group.

We have joined-up resources across south-west London to ensure that this information is consistent and current for all our youngsters. This approach also means that we can simplify structures and provide a range of accessible services that support children and young people to make healthier and confident choices as they approach adulthood.”

Belinda Houghton, Account Manager at The Creative Team, says:

“We have worked closely with the six London boroughs for over eight years now on the Getting It On website. In this latest redesign, we have really tried to create a website that is informative, dynamic and appealing to young people, and the perfect place for local services to showcase what they offer in an easy-to-use way.”
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