In line with guidance from Scottish Government to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and to protect and safeguard patients and staff we have made changes to the ways in which we currently deliver the school health service.
We are working together to change the way services are delivered by using more telephone appointments and Video Conferencing using ‘Near Me’. Support for sleep, mental health and well-being as well as general advice and information is continued to be provided.
How to contact School Health and arrange a telephone call or video conference: Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
**For Business as Usual**
The School Health Team
Children and young people in schools have access to a School Nurse who offers a confidential service. The School nursing team is made up of:
- Specialist Community Public Health Nurses
- Band 5 Registered Nurses
- School Health Support Worker
What does the team do?
The School Nurse team provide support and advice on health issues for children from school entry age until 19 years old in all educational establishments.
The School Health team do this by:
- Referring to other services as and when required
- Offering Health Zone’s in secondary schools
- Offering a range of workshops
- Provide 1:1 support
- Liaising with education and other services
We attend Stromness Academy every Monday for our drop in service. We can provide support around anxiety, sleep, healthy lifestyles, relationships and much more. If we are unable to provide you with appropriate support, we will be able to signpost you to someone who can. You can come and see us during break/lunch time during our drop-in, or you can fill out our referral card yourself and put it into our post box! You can also speak to any of your teachers and they can put in a referral for you.
Using the national “Getting it right for every child” (GIREFC) Wellbeing Wheel, the School Health team will meet with S1 pupils and complete a health and wellbeing assessment which is optional. Further information regarding the Wellbeing Wheel can be found at – www.gov.scot/policies/girfec/