From height and weight measurements, vision and hearing to immunisations, puberty talks and safeguarding issues, school nurses can support and advise you on a huge range of health issues. You can go and see your school nurse about anything to do with emotional, mental and physical health, at the drop in session held at your school.
The school nurses can help in a variety of different ways and are there to help all children and young people from 5 – 19 years.
• Emotional health needs, including self-esteem, mood and self-harm.
• Physical health needs; including support for long term medical conditions and care planning in conjunction with school.
• Healthy eating support – assessment of diet and exercise.
• Transition support.
• Information on how to access other agencies such as Delta, Virgin Care, Vaccination team and Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS).
• Awareness raising of public health messages including child sexual exploitation, healthy eating, sun safety and substance misuse.
• Linking with local accident and emergency care to provide follow up and support after attendance at A&E.
Address: Sandringham Road Health Centre
North Lincolnshire School Nursing Team offer a Triage service where service users, parents and professionals can phone between the hours of 9am and 5pm for advice, referral and support.
The triage service can provide information of the school based drop in services provided in all of the secondary schools.
The school nursing team have a Facebook and twitter site which promotes public health messages and services offered by the team alongside links to wider support services and resources.