The Healthy Together 5 – 19 school nursing teams are working in clusters. The team covering our school consists of public health nurses, healthy child programme nurses, nurse associates and healthy child programme practitioners, and they cover the following areas: Charnwood, Melton, and Rutland. This will mean different members of the team will be seeing pupils within the school. Once a child is assigned to a team member, every effort is made to ensure that the child will see the same member of the team for consistency of their contacts with the school nursing service.
School nurses work to improve health inequalities and address public health concerns to support children, young people, and their families to make an informed choice to improve their health and wellbeing. The school nursing teams offer support and a confidential service to children and young people with emotional health and wellbeing concerns, behaviour, continence, and growth concerns. Parents are also offered parent information sessions which cover the following topics:
These sessions provide the parents with knowledge and strategies to help them support their child. Additionally, the school nursing service offer digital health and wellbeing questionnaires for years 7,9 and 11 to enable young people to identify concerns regarding their emotional and physical health. School nursing teams offer 1-1 support to children and young people to improve their health and wellbeing and offer supportive websites and a chat health texting service for young people and parents to contact if needing support and advice regarding a public health concern.
Referrals to the school nursing service can be made via school, parents texting chat health, GPs, and other professionals.
Should you wish to speak to a member of the School Nurse team, please self-refer by either:
- sending a text to 07520 615382 or
- ringing and leaving a message on 0116 2156795.
A member of their team will be in contact with you shortly thereafter.
Support for pupils, parents and school staff is also available via the Healthy Together website for primary aged children on:
text service 07520 615382
Please also see youngminds.org.uk for additional advice on how to talk to your child about coronavirus.
Click on the links below for information on healthy eating and how food can affect your mood: