Our School Nurse works with us to provide health advice and support for our children and families when required.
These include health plans for some of the children, health education lessons and from time to time they undertake targeted screening. They will also support children and families with a wide range of physical and mental health issues. The problems that they can help with include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Divorce and separation
- Eating disorders
- Mental health problems including anxiety, depression, self-harm and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- School phobia and school refusal
- Sleep problems
- Behavioural issues including ADHD
- Wetting and soiling
Please call the school nurse hub on 03332341903 or email RDE-TR.email@example.com or complete their referral form below.
You may find the HANDi Paediatric app helpful for information about common childhood illness.
Public Health nursing updates and resources
DCC Public Health Nursing has launched two new websites to provide school age children and their parents/carers with health and wellbeing advice. The websites, developed with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, include evidenced based national content which has been co-designed with parents, carers, children and young people as well as locally written content and information about Devon services
Health for Kids provides information for primary school aged children and includes games, videos and quizzes. The site consists of four different worlds: Staying Healthy, Illness, Feelings and Getting Help. Each world is populated with different areas for children to learn about their health.
There is a separate area for grown-ups for in-depth guidance and localised information.
Health for Teens provides information and advice for young people, including videos, listicles, quizzes, health information, truths and rumours. There are several different sections ranging from feelings, health, lifestyle, relationships and growing up. There is also a ‘your area’ section which includes information on Devon services and advice from local practitioners (www.healthforteens.co.uk/
devon). These services pull through below any related content a young person accesses to facilitate improved awareness and access.