Our trained school nurses provide young people at state secondary schools with a range of support.
Our school nursing teams across Surrey promote physical health and emotional wellbeing in schools and in the community. This includes issues such as sexual health, illnesses, healthy eating, exam stress and bullying.
At secondary schools school nurses:
Provide health advice to help young people make the most of their education
Hold health drop-ins offering young people an opportunity to discuss health issues confidentially
Deliver classroom-based health education
Support immunisation programmes in school
We offer a text service called ChatHealth, a confidential school nurse messaging service for students at school. Young people can contact their school nurse in confidence by text. The Chat Health text number is: 07507 329 951.
Some school nurses offer drop-in sessions for young people to talk about anything that may be worrying them.
All of the issues discussed are confidential unless a child's safety, or that of others, is at risk. Our school nurses will always encourage young people to discuss issues with their parents or guardians.
Safe Space Health website
We also offer a health and wellbeing website www.safespacehealth.uk for Surrey students aged 11 to 14.
The website provides physical, emotional and wellbeing health promotion information in an accessible, fun and interactive way that appeals to young people.
The www.safespacehealth.uk 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.