A new video is launched today by Children and Family Health Surrey highlighting how a specialist nurse can support the heath of young people within the youth justice system in Surrey.
Watch the film on the Children and Family Health Surrey You Tube channel.
Young people within the youth justice system aged 12 to 18 years receive specialist health support following the launch of the new service early this year by Children and Family Health Surrey in partnership with Surrey County Council.
Specialist nurse Laura Gay works with GPs across Surrey, as many of these young people often struggle to contact their GP or may not even be registered with a GP.
The film features nurse Laura talking about how she can help young people:
“Our focus is to be friendly and approachable so that young people feel comfortable to discuss any aspects of their health with us. We are here to support them whether that’s practical help, or advice about physical or mental health - from helping them register with a GP or make an appointment, to providing stop smoking advice or sexual health information.”
Children and Family Health Surrey is the Surrey-wide NHS community health service for children and young people from birth up to 19 years of age and their parents and carers.
A specialist nurse is a qualified nurse who is trained in supporting the health needs of young people.
Find out more about this service on the Youth offending specialist nurse webpage.