11 episodes

Sex, self-harming, drugs, alcohol and more - Cel's lifting the lid on young people's health.

Life isn't always easy - and teenagers across the country have been helping us explore the issues that you're facing today. From online bullying to sexual health, body image to mental health. They've been asking the questions you want to hear answered, joined by NHS school nurses and other health professionals to provide solutions, support and understanding.

It's been revealing, amusing, occasionally rude and sometimes slightly emosh.

Health Uncovered with Cel Spellman This Is Distorted

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6, 16 Ratings

Sex, self-harming, drugs, alcohol and more - Cel's lifting the lid on young people's health.

Life isn't always easy - and teenagers across the country have been helping us explore the issues that you're facing today. From online bullying to sexual health, body image to mental health. They've been asking the questions you want to hear answered, joined by NHS school nurses and other health professionals to provide solutions, support and understanding.

It's been revealing, amusing, occasionally rude and sometimes slightly emosh.

    S1/E1 Sexual health, STIs

    S1/E1 Sexual health, STIs

    Let's talk about sex (and STIs).

    Young people from Hertfordshire are helping Cel deal with the sticky issues of sexually transmitted infections - with NHS school nurses providing the answers you might want to hear, like can you catch STIs from a toilet seat?

    More than a million people worldwide get sexually transmitted infections every day, but how would you know if you were one of them? How would you feel - and what would you do about it?


    Recorded with the help of Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

    • 24 min
    S1/E2 Bullying, how it feels

    S1/E2 Bullying, how it feels

    Teens talk about being bullied.

    Cel's in Hertfordshire to share his own experiences of bullying and how it can sometimes be difficult to talk about - even if it's with someone you trust. We have two NHS school nurses, our experts Alice and Lynda, helping to answer questions about different kinds of bullying, how to cope with bullying, why bullies bully and what to do if you're being bullied.

    Online bullying is top of the agenda with our panel of young people, who've got some heartfelt stories to tell.


    Recorded with the help of Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

    Mentioned in this podcast:
    https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/
    https://diana-award.org.uk

    • 24 min
    S1/E3 Mental health, me and my emotions

    S1/E3 Mental health, me and my emotions

    Negative and positive, we all have emotions.

    They can be amazing, they can be strong, they can even be distressing - everyone has emotions and they aren't always helpful. So how can you tell if you are emotionally well, and what can you do to stay that way?

    Cel's visiting Norfolk to meet young people and NHS school nurses to find out more about how emotions might affect you - and how you can get support if they get out of hand.


    Recorded with the help of Norfolk Children and Young People's Health Services.

    Mentioned in this podcast:
    https://youngminds.org.uk/
    http://www.stem4.org.uk/

    • 20 min
    S1/E4 Sexual health, are you ready?

    S1/E4 Sexual health, are you ready?

    What's your attitude to having sex?

    Cel's asking young people in Norfolk when is the right time to start having sex and how you might know you're ready. We have two NHS school nurses on hand to offer some help and advice.

    Choosing to have sex for the first time is a pretty big decision and there are a few things to take into account - like love, virginity, contraception, consent, STI's, talking to your partner, talking to your parents (or not) and, of course, whether or not to shave "down there".


    Recorded with the help of Norfolk Children and Young People's Health Services.

    Mentioned in this podcast:
    http://c-card.areyougettingit.com
    https://www.brook.org.uk/
    http://sexpression.org.uk/
    https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

    • 23 min
    S1/E5 Mental health, are you OK?

    S1/E5 Mental health, are you OK?

    How to tell if your mental health's poor.

    Everyone has mental health, and everyone's mental health is not always good. But what is normal and feels OK and what can be less normal and difficult to deal with? Our panel of young people from Herefordshire are speaking out frankly. They say that they have all experienced a mental health problem at one time or another. They also admitted to getting angry with people who can't eat a whole pie, confused by people who are happy all the time and worried on the days when they can't even be bothered to pour milk on their cornflakes.

    Do you talk about your mental wellbeing with your friends? And if not, should you? Cel has some health specialists advising us how to stay mentally healthy. And it sometimes starts with something simple, like asking a friend, "are you OK?"


    Recorded with the help of Herefordshire Council.

    Mentioned in this podcast:
    https://youngminds.org.uk/
    http://www.thecldtrust.org/

    • 22 min
    S1/E6 Grooming, could it happen to me?

    S1/E6 Grooming, could it happen to me?

    Are your social media chats safe?

    When online behaviour starts to get really inappropriate, what are the tell tale signs - and what should you do if you think it's happening to you?

    Talking about internet predators is a tough conversations, but one that everyone ought to have. Cel's in Shropshire and young people are talking about the social media platforms they use and the steps they take to stay savvy about groomers.


    Recorded with the help of Shropshire Council.

    Mentioned in this podcast:
    https://www.childline.org.uk/
    https://www.samaritans.org/
    https://kooth.com/
    https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

junglepods ,

Love this

What a great idea and such a good way to get information I couldn't get from anywhere else easily.

Bob Chesnut ,

Great "Real" Podcast!

Smashing listen. Nice to hear a show for kids that doesn't sound like an "after school special". Some very powerfull, and shocking storie in this - I hope plenty of its target audience hear it as it could make a real impact.

Eleclover ,

Really interesting listen

Nice to hear something about these subjects that gives some useful advice and isn't condescending. Great work.

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