Health Talk (Young People’s Experiences)

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At Health Talk you can find information and support for a range of health issues by seeing and hearing people’s real life experiences. Thousands of people have shared their experiences on film to help you understand what it’s really like to have a health condition.

We believe that some of the most valuable advice and support can come from people who are facing the same health condition or challenge in life. We aim to provide you with balanced information about the experience of everyday life with a range of health conditions and issues, what to expect both physically and mentally, overcoming practical difficulties, making decisions about treatment and talking to health professionals.

On this website, each section is divided up into pages to cover the important topics including things like ‘going to the doctor’, ‘effect on school or work’, ‘self-help’ and ‘money’. These aim to help you to find out what to expect and what help is available. If you find a person who particularly interests you, you can visit their individual profile page to get their full story.