School nurses work with school age children and young people up to the age of 20 years, with the aim of ensuring they experience the very best health and wellbeing and can reach their full potential.
We work within a skill mix team and are based in a variety of community settings. School nurses work in Integrated Locality Health Visiting and School Nursing teams. School nurses also work with the wider multi professional team across the Borough of Rochdale.
We provide a wide range of care, advice and support including screening, immunisations, health assessments, health promotion activities, health advice and signposting, specialist support and much more.
Some examples of what school nurses can support with include emotional health and wellbeing packages of care, including support with anger issues, anxiety, stress and low mood and specific support with physical health needs for example enuresis (Bedwetting).
The school nurses can support parents, carers and educational staff to ensure their childs health needs are being met and facilitate any training needs that have been idenified.
We offer confidential advice in a variety of settings on the request of young people and facilitate referrals to appropriate services as needed. School nurses offer regular drop in sessions in schools, colleges and local health clinics.
The School Health Team are based in various health clinics within Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton, please see "Where to find your local school nursing team" in Related Links.
The service can be accessed by:
- Health professionals
- Socail care professionals
Young people aged 11 and above can text a school nurse on 07507 330382 - alternatively see "ChatHealth for Young People" in Related Services.
Telephone: 0161 716 5970
Website: School Nursing Service