Examples of what your School Health Nurse can offer include:
- Someone to talk to confidentially about your health, including your physical health, emotional health for example stress, anxiety, worries or self-harm. Sexual health and general wellbeing or any other health related topics you might like advice, information or support with.
- Advice and support about healthy choices (eg keeping safe, drugs, alcohol, quitting smoking, exercise, maintaining healthy growth/weight, dental health)
- Contraception, including emergency contraception, contraception advice and condoms; pregnancy testing; chlamydia screening and treatment.
- Provide teaching sessions and support teachers with delivery of PSHE.
- Provide information and signpost to specialist services which may be able to support you.
If we cannot help, we will find someone who can. We work closely with other professionals and school staff to support you to be both physically and emotionally healthy, make informed healthy lifestyle choices, improve physical and emotional health, and to reach your full potential.
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The school nursing service is not an emergency service. If you or a friend need immediate nursing or medical help, please contact a member of staff on site who will locate a member of staff trained in first aid. If you are off site in the case of an emergency, please call 999 or visit your GP in the usual way.
Confidentiality: The School Nursing service is confidential. This means you can discuss personal information with us and we will not discuss it with anyone else without your permission, unless we feel that you or another may be at risk of harm. If information needs to be shared we will always try to discuss this with you first so that you know why, and what will happen.
School Holidays: If you need to contact the school nursing team during the school holidays, you can call: City School Nursing Team on: 01865 904225
If you are in need of emergency contraception outside of the school nurses working hours, please attend your GP practice, local sexual health clinic or local pharmacy as soon as you can- visit www.oxme.info for further details. Emergency contraception is most effective if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.
In this section you can find a link to the current immunisation information:
Sexual Health: NHS choices, a great website for general information about sex and relationships, and find out where your nearest clinic isfollow the link:
Mental Health: Young minds find information about all sorts of mental health issues from how to cope with stress and depression to OCD and self-harm.
This App is really helpful for relaxation and de-stressing, great for helping with sleep problems
Smiling Minds App: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/smiling-mind/id560442518?mt=8
Self Harm: Coping with Self Harm
Anaphylaxis Information: Anaphylaxis School Guidance
Head Lice Information: Head Lice Information