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The School Health Team provides a service to promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

The School Health Team is a multi-disciplinary team led by Specialist Community Public Health Nurses and includes practitioners with a broad range of experience and training.

The School Health Team provides a service to children and young people up to the age of 19 who attend schools in Kingston or are home educated and live in the borough. Referrals from professionals can be made by the online referral form here Referrals can also be made by parents, carers and young people who can contact the team to discuss the child/young person’s needs.

The School Health Team can see children and young people in schools, at home and in other community venues.

Services provided by the School Health team

  • Health assessments, advice, information, signposting and referrals to specialist services for children where specific needs have been identified.
  • Support for schools to implement whole school approaches to promote health and wellbeing in school communities.
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other professionals to safeguard the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
  • Weekly drop-in clinics at secondary schools, where pupils can attend without an appointment for confidential support and advice.
  • Measurement of height and weight of primary school pupils as part of the National Childhood Measurement Programme.
  • Provision of the HENRY programme to support families to lead happy healthy lives. The ethos of the programme supports parents to set goals for their family that promote a healthy lifestyle that the family can maintain.
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), health promotion assemblies, workshops and targeted small group interventions in schools.
  • Termly parent advice clinics in primary schools.
  • Provision of a health drop-in for year 6 pupils to support transition into secondary school.
  • Night-time bedwetting clinic.
  • Telephone, text and email service for young people seeking confidential health advice, information and signposting.
  • Professional development and staff training for school staff. This includes training in mental health first aid, anaphylaxis, asthma awareness and other health related topics.

Due to the Coronavirus situation our KU19 walk-in clinics are now closed. We are still able to help you but you need to contact us first to arrange this. Our clinics are open for appointments and collections and we also offer a postal service. Please see below how you can get in touch to arrange this.

Phone on 0208 339 4783 (if you get our voicemail please leave a message – we will get back to you!)

Text us on 07781 488019

Email us on contraception&sexualhealth@yourhealthcare.org

You can also complete our online form via this link https://forms.office.com/r/4WmdMM2PKS Once completed, one of the team will review your response and get in touch. We aim to respond to your request within one working day.

We will arrange for a nurse to speak to you to discuss how we can help you and offer you an appointment, if you need it.

We are offering contraceptive pills/patches, implants, injections, IUS/IUD (coils), condoms, emergency contraception, treatment for chlamydia, pregnancy tests and sexual heath advice. All services are free.

Confidentiality

Contraception and sexual health services are confidential for young people including those under the age of 16 years. This means the staff will not tell others, such as family, GPs or schools about clinic visits. The only time that information may be shared is if there are significant concerns about a young person's safety or well-being. The staff will explain about confidentiality when young people visit the service. Please ask for more information about this if you would like to know more.

C Card

 

The C Card Scheme is for young people aged 13-24 to get free condoms different places in London. We can arrange to give you a C-card, or they are also available at other venues, including pharmacies (you can register yourself for a C-Card online by clicking here if you are aged between 16 and 24 http://www.comecorrect.org.uk)

 


Further information:

  • STI Screening for young people without symptoms: blood tests, urine tests and self-taken vaginal swabs. You can also visit www.shl.uk or www.freetest.me for postal testing kits. If you are under 16 and need testing please contact us, as we will be able to help you.
  • If you have symptoms of an STI (e.g. discharge, pain, unusual bleeding, itching, rashes, lumps and bumps, etc) please check the current information at www.sexualhealthkingston.co.uk
  • Emergency contraception pills are available from many pharmacies and are free of charge if you are under 25.
  • Please visit the https://www.brook.org.uk/or the sexwise website for information on all contraceptive methods and other areas of sexual health.
  • If you are pregnant and would like an abortion, please call the abortion central booking line on 0345 872 5503. If you would like some support booking an appointment let us know and we can help you to arrange this. You can find general information on abortion at
    www.bpas.org
    www.mariestopes.org.uk
    www.nupas.co.uk

 

The School Health Team offer the HENRY growing up programme to families with children from 5-12 years of age. The 8-week programme is led by trained practitioners who work in partnership with parents, to set their own goals that achieve small and sustainable changes for the whole family to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Parents/carers or professionals can make a referral for the programme here or contact the HENRY team on henry@yourhealthcare.org

More information about the HENRY programme and underpinning ethos can be found at https://www.henry.org.uk/

Referrals can be made by the online referral form here and can be made by parents/carers, the young person or professionals working with them. The team can be contacted by telephone or email to discuss any potential referrals or for advice and support. Please be aware that email communication may not be secure so do not include any identifiable information about the child/young person.

Telephone: 020 8549 6323

Text: 07781 488019

Email: ku19@yourhealthcare.org

Write to us:

School Health Team
Hollyfield House
22 Hollyfield Road
Surbiton
KT5 9AL

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