School nurses are public health nurses who work with 5 to 19 year-olds, including children educated in school and those who are educated at home. They give confidential advice, care and treatment to children and young people, and work with parents and carers in schools and other community settings.
School nurses work to improve the health and wellbeing of school aged children and young people. They can also help with conversations between health and education.
A school nurse helps by:
- Empowering children and young people to make healthy lifestyle choices
- Providing a point of contact for children and young people, parents or carers, and schools that need health advice or information. This may involve assessing individual needs, offering advice and referring to other services, as necessary
- Supporting children and young people with some on-going or specific health needs. This may include children with complex health needs or a learning or physical disability
- Children looked after health reviews
Some of the areas a School Nurse could help you with are:
- Sexual health
- Mental health
- Alcohol, smoking and substance misuse
- Healthy lifestyles
How to contact a School Nurse in Frome:
School Nurses are available Monday – Friday 9am-5pm.
You can call 0300 790 9852. You will need to leave a voicemail and someone will call you back. Please be aware that this may not be on the same working day.
You can use our free texting service Chat health.
If you are a parent of a child aged 5-19 years send a message to 07480 635515
If you are a young person aged 11-19 years send a message to 07480 635516
If you would like to find out more please visit School nurses (somerset.gov.uk)