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School Nurse: Just The Facts

A school nurse's job is to look after your health.

This includes a number of factors relating to keeping you well, safe and being on hand to help manage all of your health needs. This can cover anything from your immunisations to forced marriagebullying to sleeping wellfeeling positive and managing stress to bereavement and bedwetting.

Any topic or subject you find it on Health for Teens, your school nurse can help you with it! Even if you can’t find something 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?

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 they will not discuss anything with other people or 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
  • School nurses may not be based in your school, but they will visit your school regularly and have appointments that you can book
  • In an emergency situation, always 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.