About this service
Our School Nurses are registered nurses or midwives who support children and young people with emotional and mental health issues, relationships and sexual health, bladder and bowel issues, lifestyle health and family worries.
We aim to improve health outcomes for families, prevent ill health and protect children from harm through a professional, visible, accessible and confidential service.
Based in the community, we visit children and families at home, at school or in a setting of their choice.
School nurses play a vital role in child development, carrying out immunisation and screening programmes and act as a point of contact for managing medical conditions such as allergies and anaphylaxis, asthma and epilepsy in schools.
We provide support and advice on a range of health issues such as emotional health, obesity, sexual health, smoking and substance misuse. We work with schools and other organisations to reduce health inequality and ensure that every child and young person has the best start in life.
We work closely with social care providers to help keep children and young people safe from harm. Where harm is already known about or suspected, the school nurse teams work with a range of other professionals to support the child and family to make changes to their lifestyle or care of the child through formal plans of care.
Aged between 11-19 and live in Gloucestershire?
You can text your school nurse using ChatHealth on 07507 333351 for support and advice on relationships, bullying, healthy lifestyle, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, alcohol, self-harm and sexual health.
More about this service
Messages are delivered to a secure website, and a school nurse will respond to you. The service is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays. Someone will usually get back to you within 24 hours. If you contact us outside of office hours, you will receive a message explaining where to get help if your question is urgent, and when you can expect a response.
Although the service is confidential and you do not need to give your name, we might need to share information if we are worried for your, or someone else’s safety.
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