How Your Public Health Nurse (School Nurse) Can Help You

Did you know your Public Health Nurse can help you!

Public Health Nurses (School Nurses) are responsible for delivering the Healthy Child Programme, this means that they help ensure that children, young people and their families get early help, support and advice about any health needs.

The Public Health Nurses in your area can help you if you need advice and support about health issues or if you have worries and concerns and want to talk to someone about them.  For example things like:

  • Stress or anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Sexual health
  • Exam stress
  • Sleeping
  • Plus many more


Public Health Nurses follow strict confidentiality guidelines. This means that unless you give permission, they will not pass on anything you say to anyone else, like parents, teachers, or other students – except in extreme circumstances like if the health, safety or welfare of you or someone else is at significant risk.

If they did need to tell someone about something you had told them, they would always try to speak with you first.

They can also help with signposting you to other services/support if we need to.

If you need urgent help, contact your doctor, visit a NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111.  If it is an emergency, dial 999 or visit A&E.

Text your Public Health Nurse

Did you know if you’re aged 11 to 19 in Leicester City, you have a dedicated confidential and secure text messaging service which enables you to get professional health advice and support. Find out more about this service on our text your Public Health Nurse post.