The School Nurse has two main roles:
To give confidential advice, care and treatment to secondary age children and young people, their parents and carers
To look after and protect children and young people’s physical and emotional health and make sure they have everything they need to be healthy.
How do we do this?
We offer a confidential questionnaire in Years 6, 9 and 11, which guides us on the public health topics that your year group or you personally have identified.
For Year 13 we will deliver a session to promote healthy life styles for independant living.
The School Health service will provide support and advice on a range of issues including quitting smoking, substance misuse, sexual health, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and deliberate self-harm
The School Health Service is confidential and this means you can discuss any personal information in confidence. We would only ever pass on any information to protect you or someone else from serious harm.
Further Help and Advice
You can also find more information and advice on a wide range of health issues at any of the following websites:
Chlamydia Testing Confidential information and support.
Abacus NHS drop-in clinics offering confidential support and advice on sexual health, contraception, STIs and much more.
NHS Walk-In Centres Offering free condoms, emergency contraception and chlamydia testing for under 25s.
R U Curious? Help and advice on safer sex.
ISIS A friendly sexual health service for young people in Sefton.
Brook Services A friendly sexual health clinic offering advice for young people.
NSPCC Advice for young people about staying safe offline and when using the internet or social media sites.
ChildLine You can contact ChildLine about anything that might be bothering you. No problem is too big or small. It's good to talk about things.
Think U Know Information for children and young people, and parents/carers on staying safe from Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (Police).
Young Minds Information for children and young people about mental health and emotional wellbeing.
In Hand App New, free mobile phone app which aims to promote mental wellbeing for young people.
Carers Direct Advice and support for any child or young person who gives ongoing care to a member of their family with physical or mental illness, disability or is a substance mis-user.
Young Addaction Provides one-to-one drug or alcohol advice and support for anyone aged 10-24.
Talk to Frank Confidential drugs information and advice.
Drinkaware Lots of useful information and advice on alcohol, health issues, drinking and the law.
SMASH Service designed to support young people in Sefton around substance misuse.
SUPPORT Sefton NHS Stop smoking advice and support service for young people and adults in Sefton.
Roy Castle Fagends Stop smoking service for young people and adults in Liverpool.
Bully Busters Provides free, confidential support for victims of bullying and their families.
KidsHealth.org Provides advice for parents, children and young people on a wide range of health issues, puberty and growing up.
Change4Life Offers lots of healthy eating and activity tips to help you stay healthy.
Young Persons Advisory Service (YPAS) Supports young people from Liverpool with advice, one to one support, counselling and group support on a wide range of issues such as depression, money problems, relationship worries, training and education, unemployment, and health.