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School Nurse: Just The Facts

School nurse's job is to look after your health.

This includes to keep you well and safe and to help you manage all your health needs – this covers everything from immunisations to forced marriage, from bullying to sleeping well, from feeling positive and managing stress and bereavement to bedwetting.

Basically if you find it on this site, then your school nurse can help you with it! And if you can’t find it on this site, your school nurse can probably still help you – and if they can’t they will almost certainly know someone who can. So if there is something bothering you, why not speak to your school nurse?

Facts about talking to your school nurse

  • It’s good to know how to contact your school nurse because you never know when you might need them
  • School Nurse’s offer confidential support and advice, which means we would not discuss anything with other people or to your school.  However, if the school nurse is concerned about your safety, for example, if you say something that makes your school nurse think that you or someone else is in danger, the school nurse will have to tell someone else
  • School nurses may not be based in your school, but they come to school regularly and have appointments that you can book
  • In an emergency dial 999

To find out which team of school nurses cover your school, visit your local area section.

How to get help

If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your public health nurse.

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Find help in your local area

Find out what services are available to you in your area. Remember your school nurse is always there to give you confidential help and support.