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Secondary school student support

Service overview

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, bullying, 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

Across Surrey, we also 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.

In Mid Surrey we offer weekly drop-in sessions for young people at schools 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.
 

Teams and contact details

Mid Surrey area (covering Banstead, Dorking, East Elmbridge, Epsom, Ewell, Leatherhead and Tattenham)

Area teams (include school nursing teams) Location Tel
Banstead and Tattenham 0-19 Team Tattenham Health Centre 01737 361 031
Dorking 0-19 Team Medwyn Centre 01306 748 901
East Elmbridge 0-19 Team Molesey Clinic 020 8979 6464
Epsom and Ewell 0-19 Team Epsom Clinic 01372 730 040
Leatherhead 0-19 Team Leatherhead Clinic 01372 384 300


East Surrey area (covering Redhill, Reigate, Merstham, Horley, Oxted, Caterham and Lingfield)

Parents and carers

Parents and carers can contact our school nurse team through our dedicated Advice Line on 01883 340 922. The Advice line is open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)

 

Young People

In east Surrey we also operate ChatHealth where young people can text our school nurses in confidence on 07507 329 951 from your mobile phone for advice on all kinds of health issues. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Young people can also call the advice line to get in touch with a school nurse.

Ask your School Nurse about ‘Clinic in a Box’ (sexual health services in schools).

West Surrey area (covering Woking, Guildford, Runnymede, Spelthorne, West Elmbridge, Surrey Heath and Waverley boroughs)

Area team Address Tel
North West Surrey School Nursing Team (covering mainstream schools in the boroughs of Runnymede, Surrey Heath and Woking) Woking Community Hospital,
Heathside Road,
Woking
GU22 7HS
01483 846 201
Runnymede School Nurse team The Grove Community Health Centre,
Church Street,
Egham
TW20 9QN
01784 430 522
Guildford School Nurse Team (covering mainstream schools in the Guildford and Waverly boroughs) 60 Stoughton Road,
Guildford
GU1 1LJ
01483 783 171
Waverley School Nurse team Farnham Hospital & Centre for Health,
Hale Road,
Farnham
GU9 9QL
01483 782 092
North East Surrey School Nursing Team (covering mainstream schools in Spelthorne and West Elmbridge boroughs) Ashford Clinic,
66 Stanwell Road,
Ashford
TW15 3DU

01784 883 695
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (secure answerphone service)

North East School Nursing Team (covering mainstream schools in West Elmbridge)

Weybridge Community Hospital,
22 Church Street,
Weybridge
KT13 8DY
01932 826 062
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (secure answerphone service)
Surrey Heath School Nurse team Camberley Health Centre,
159 Frimley Road,
Camberley
GU15 2QA
01276 217 99

 

For further information

  • To follow up a referral

For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services such as speech and language therapy. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) and they will be able to advise.

  • For advice or questions about your child's health

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call their Advice Line

  • 2 year development checks

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call their Advice Line 

  • Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition

Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrician service page for more information about these services in Surrey.

  • Access to mental health services

Your GP needs to refer your child via MINDSIGHT Surrey CAHMS

  • Hearing concerns

Contact the Audiology service 

  • Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family  Health Surrey service

Go to https://childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk/feedback to read about our approach and who to contact. You can also email the Patient Experience Team directly using csh.patientexperience@nhs.net 

If your query is not covered by the routes above, please use the form below to contact us.  Your query will be passed to the relevant team who will aim to respond within 7 working days.