Our skilled Community Public Health Nurses work closely with our Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (Health Visitors and School Nurses), promoting and improving health and reducing inequalities at individual, family and community level.

They contribute to the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme working across the age ranges of 0-19 (25) years, providing interventions that promote and protect health and wellbeing, including early help support and safeguarding children, young people and families.

Their role involves working with children and young people within primary and secondary schools, and colleges. They have excellent knowledge and understanding of Public Health and preventative strategies and priorities for children, young people and families, which helps them to identify and assess individual health needs. This helps our service contribute towards helping the children and young people we support to be healthy, happy and reach their full potential in life.

Their duties include:

  • Supporting young people with their physical, sexual and emotional health in schools/colleges on a one-to-one basis or as a class/group
  • Child Protection and safeguarding
  • Delivering health promotion within educational settings
  • Contributing to immunisation sessions in schools
  • Assessing, identifying and supporting the individual health needs of children and young people
  • Providing parents/carers, professionals and school staff advice, information and support around the health needs of children and young people
  • Signposting and referring children and young people to specialist services
  • Delivering the ChatHealth confidential text messaging service
  • Supporting transition of children and young people with additional health or emotional needs

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Making Every Contact Count

Every member of our team use the MECC ‘Making Every Contact Count’ approach when working alongside parents to be, children and families. Using this approach ensures that we maximise the collective support we can provide within the local region. Our aim is to fully utilise the multitude of day to day interactions that we have with parents to be, children and families to support positive changes to physical and mental health and wellbeing.

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