Our school nursing teams offer a confidential ‘drop-in’ service at all secondary schools.This drop-in service is available to all young people in school, with the nurses offer confidential advice and support on a variety of issues e.g. friendships, healthy diets, weight concerns, sexual health, emotional wellbeing.
School nurses have a wide range of knowledge on what is available to young people locally and are able to support their referral to other specialist services e.g. Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Addaction.
In some schools nurses offer a ‘clinic in a box’ service where young people are able to access support and advice on sexual health matters.
C Cards are available to young people via the clinic in a box after receiving education, support and advice.
Young people can access 1:1 support from the school nurse on keeping safe and healthy relationships allowing young people to make informed choices for the future on methods of contraception and the use of condoms.
Emergency contraception is also available from the school nurses as well as pregnancy testing. Young people should be able to find the times and dates of our drop-in services from posters displayed in school or pastoral support teams.
Young people who do not attend school, they can request a one – to – one appointment with their school nurse at the local health clinic.