Keeping yourself well both physically and mentally.
Caring for your health as you grow up is about knowing how best to look after yourself and knowing that the people you see may change. It is also about knowing who can help you to look after yourself.
People who can help
Your mental health
Looking after your mental health is as important as looking after your physical health. When we look after our mental health it can help us to feel more comfortable, in control and able to enjoy the world around us.
Learning disability register and your free annual health check
What the learning disability register is, how to join it, and why you should receive an annual health check.
Your physical health
Looking after your physical health into adulthood isn't just about attending hospital or doctor's appointments. Maintaining your physical health improves mental wellbeing and also makes sure your heart and body are healthy, so you can keep doing the things you enjoy.
Going to hospital
Who can help you if you need to stay in the hospital, your hospital passport, and moving from children's services to adult services.
Moving from children's service to adult services
Moving from children's health services to adult health services is a gradual process, starting around 13 to 14 years old and finishing by the time you turn 18. Feeling confident about this changeover makes things easier and avoids any gaps in the services you receive.