School nurses create health and wellbeing website for Surrey’s young people

SSH website homepageSchool nurses have created a new, unique health and wellbeing website for Surrey students aged 11 to 14. 

The new website 'Safe Space Health' provides physical, emotional and wellbeing health promotion information in an accessible, fun and interactive way that appeals to young people. 

Young people were involved in creating and developing the website, which was developed by Children and Family Health Surrey, provider of NHS community services for children and young people across the county.

The website gives young people accurate and reliable health information in a way that they can relate to, and includes sections on:

•    healthy lifestyle choices
•    growing up
•    emotional health
•    keeping safe
•    it’s ok to be different
•    and relationships.

School nurses Katrina Sealy and Natasha Dawe who led the website project said:

“We believe that this website delivers health promotion in a way that young people want as well as making the School Nurse Service more visible to young people.

“We have spent lots of time over the past year collecting feedback from young people and all the school nurses across Surrey are looking forward to visiting schools and sharing the Safe Space Health website with students.”

Trudy Mills, Director of Children and Family Health Surrey, says: “This is a fantastic website for our young people across Surrey who now have access to really helpful, reliable and informative health and wellbeing information. 

“School nurses have such an important role supporting students at school, and this new website will help them provide essential know-how to our young people.”