Young people in Sutton will now find it easier to access important information for them to make safe and informed decisions about their health and well-being.
The website for young people aged 13 – 19 years has been given a makeover to better support those living in south west London, teaching essential life skills and the knowledge they need relating to mental health, physical well–being, healthy sexual relationships and substance misuse.
The vibrant redesign of the Getting It On website and Facebook page aims to grab the attention of young people living in Sutton, Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth. The sites, designed by The Creative Team, offer free and confidential help and include details about staying safe online, as well as signposts to appropriate support services and drop-in clinics across south-west London.
Getting It On is a collaboration of six boroughs working together to support young people to be physically and emotionally healthy as they grow up. The aim of the website is to provide young people with the skills they need to be resilient and make confident decisions about their lifestyles and to be aware of any potential risks to their well-being.
Eye-catching posters will also be on local buses to promote the website widely across each borough.
Councillor Colin Stears, Chair of the Adult Social Services and Health Committee at Sutton Council, said:
“We are delighted to present the new Getting It On website which pulls together key health and well-being information for teenagers in South West London. The website cleverly provides information on how to access services; manage good relationships, handle stress and how to stay safe online. Young people today are tech savvy; so digital information needs to be smart and sophisticated. The new design has not only given the website a fresh look but the new layout makes it easier for young people to find the information they need at their fingertips”.
Belinda Houghton, Account Manager at The Creative Team, said:
“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.”