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School Nursing teams work with children, families, school staff and other agencies to support the health and well-being of young people aged 0-19.

Every school in Dorset has a named school nurse, who maintains regular contact with their school to promote healthy lifestyles and offer practical advice, information and support.

ChatHealth- You can text school nurses for confidential advice and support on a wide range of issues.

Young people aged 11-19 years old can send a text to: 07480 635511. Available 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday (not bank holidays)

Services school nurses can provide:

  • health screening and assessments
  • healthy eating, weight management and physical activity advice
  • parenting advice
  • emotional health & well-being support
  • bed-wetting (enuresis) clinics
  • hearing tests
  • parent/carer/school staff drop-in sessions (primary schools only)
  • 1:1 appointments with young people
  • referrals and/or signposting to other services
  • NCMP growth measurements in Yr R and Yr 6
  • training for school staff to deal with emergency epilepsy and allergic reactions
  • support around safeguarding/child protection issues.

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