School nurses (sometimes known as public health school nurses) promote and protect the physical health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people who are school age.
We work in partnership with other agencies to ensure children and young people grow up to be healthy, make the right choices about their health and to safeguard their welfare so they are protected from significant harm.
You can expect support and information on:
- Healthy eating
- Emotional health issues such as anxiety, stress or depression
- Behavioural problems
- Child growth and development
- Continence (bed wetting)
- Sexual health
- Parenting support
- Smoking and substance misuse
Every local authority school or academy has their own school nurse. Many of the high schools also have a drop-in school nurse service.
However you don’t have to wait until your school nurse is in your school to see them. We can visit you at home or invite you to see us at another location to suit you.
We are based around Northumberland and provide appointments between 8.30am – 6pm in schools, GP surgeries and health centres.
Text your School Nurse
Text your school nurse on 07507 332 258 for Confidential Advice & Support.