School Health Team

Sleep Well

How much sleep do you need? It is likely more than you think. Have a look at these sleep tips for a better night. Getting enough, good quality sleep, will help you feel more energized and ready to learn, improves your concentration and helps you maintain positive mental health. Remember, have a regular night time routine, turn off your screen at least 30 minutes before bed and try some relaxation exercises or sleep apps. Find more information about sleep disturbances here.

If you have any questions about your health or wellbeing and would like to speak to a school nurse;

Call 01753 373464/ 0800 7723578  Text 07789778975 or use our contact form

This is not an emergency service. All requests for contact will be answered within 5 working days. If you need immediate help or advice please call NHS 111 or Childline 0800 1111 and as always talk to your parent or carer if you can.

 

Healthy Eating

A well-balanced diet is good for your physical health and mental wellbeing. As you get older you can learn to make healthy choices by following some simple advice. Make your plate colourful, understand portions sizes, eat regularly throughout the day and swap some of those sugars for savory snacks. Find out more here.

 

If you have any questions about your health or wellbeing and would like to speak to a school nurse;

Call 01753 373464/ 0800 7723578  Text 07789778975 or use our contact form

This is not an emergency service. All requests for contact will be answered within 5 working days. If you need immediate help or advice please call NHS 111 or Childline 0800 1111 and as always talk to your parent or carer if you can.

Exercise and fun

Did you know, exercise can help you feel happier and release stress, especially around exam time. Getting the recommended 60 minutes of exercise a day doesn’t need to be boring. Making time to get outside with family and friends, a few 20 minute walks/runs or even dancing around your room, can be as healthy as going to the gym for your basic healthy lifestyle. Whatever your choice of exercise, check out these top tips to keep your mind and body healthy.

If you have any questions about your health or wellbeing and would like to speak to a school nurse;

Call 01753 373464/ 0800 7723578 Text 07789778975 or use our contact form

This is not an emergency service. All requests for contact will be answered within 5 working days. If you need immediate help or advice please call NHS 111 or Childline 0800 1111 and as always talk to your parent or carer if you can.

 

Mental Health

We all have mental health; it is part of who we are. But just as some people will experience poor physical health, many will experience poor mental health too. It is important to recognise some of the signs of poor mental wellbeing, talk about it openly and find the right support. To help keep yourself mentally healthy follow these easy tips; sleep well, eat well, build healthy relationships, be kind to yourself and be aware of alcohol and drugs. Look here for local services that may help.

If you have any questions about your health or wellbeing and would like to speak to a school nurse;

Call 01753 373464/ 0800 7723578  Text 07789778975 or use our contact form

This is not an emergency service. All requests for contact will be answered within 5 working days. If you need immediate help or advice please call NHS 111 or Childline 0800 1111 and as always talk to your parent or carer if you can.

Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs (SAD)

It is not unusual for teenagers to experiment with smoking and alcohol. Nevertheless, it is well known that both substances can have a negative effect on your physical development and mental health. If you would like more information about alcohol or help to stop smoking or drinking, talk to someone in confidence. Sometimes teenagers will also be offered drugs, don’t forget drugs are illegal. However specialist services can support you if you have been offered or tried drugs, they will give you advice without judgment.

If you have any questions about your health or wellbeing and would like to speak to a school nurse;

Call 01753 373464/ 0800 7723578  Text 07789778975 or use our contact form

This is not an emergency service. All requests for contact will be answered within 5 working days. If you need immediate help or advice please call NHS 111 or Childline 0800 1111 and as always talk to your parent or carer if you can.

Technology

Technology is an important part of life. It helps people learn, have fun and connect with others. However, don’t forget to take time every day to talk to your friends and family in person. If you are worried about the time you spend online, content you have seen or are being bullied or harassed, look at these tools for more advice. If you think you should report any online abuse check here.

If you have any questions about your health or wellbeing and would like to speak to a school nurse;

Call 01753 373464/ 0800 7723578  Text 07789778975 or use our contact form

This is not an emergency service. All requests for contact will be answered within 5 working days. If you need immediate help or advice please call NHS 111 or Childline 0800 1111 and as always talk to your parent or carer if you can.

Relationships

Positive relationships are good for your health. Your family and friends can provide support, happiness and security. However, as you develop through adolescence relationships can become complicated, confusing and even scary. Here you can find information about how to recognise a healthy relationship, how you can keep yourself safe, where to find local sexual health services and who to talk to if you have questions about gender or sexuality. Family and friend relationships should not result in you feeling powerless or controlled by another, some young people become vulnerable to abuse or exploitation, if you are concerned about yourself or someone else look here for more advice or support.

If you have any questions about your health or wellbeing and would like to speak to a school nurse;

Call 01753 373464/ 0800 7723578  Text 07789778975 or use our contact form

This is not an emergency service. All requests for contact will be answered within 5 working days. If you need immediate help or advice please call NHS 111 or Childline 0800 1111 and as always talk to your parent or carer if you can.

Young Carer

Looking after family members is part of a happy household. But if you are having to miss school to care for a loved one or you think you are responsible for things that other teenagers are not, you might be a young carer. Talk to your teachers or another trusted adult to find out more. As a young carer you have rights and you might be able to get some help.

If you have any questions about your health or wellbeing and would like to speak to a school nurse;

Call 01753 373464/ 0800 7723578  Text 07789778975 or use our contact form

This is not an emergency service. All requests for contact will be answered within 5 working days. If you need immediate help or advice please call NHS 111 or Childline 0800 1111 and as always talk to your parent or carer if you can.

Medical Needs

You may have been receiving treatment for a medical condition during your childhood. As you develop through puberty into adulthood you will start to take responsibility for your own medical needs. It can be a difficult time as you may be fed up of taking regular medication or you may not understand why you have to manage a long-term health condition. Your school nurse can provide an appointment to discuss your needs and provide you with practical and emotional support. However it is also important that you talk about your; worries, thoughts and feelings with your parents and the doctor or nurse who you see at the hospital or clinic.

If you have any questions about your health or wellbeing and would like to speak to a school nurse;

Call 01753 373464/ 0800 7723578  Text 07789778975 or use our contact form

This is not an emergency service. All requests for contact will be answered within 5 working days. If you need immediate help or advice please call NHS 111 or Childline 0800 1111 and as always talk to your parent or carer if you can.

ADULT HEALTH SERVICES

As you develop into adulthood your parents will no longer be responsible for your healthcare needs. Accessing basic services such as a general practitioner (GP), dentist and optician are important to maintain your health. If you have a chronic health need, this will also be the time you transition to adult services. You can find basic information here but don’t forget to talk to your current healthcare provider for information specific to your needs.

For some of you, adulthood will be a time to think about starting a family. For family planning advice or if you have any questions about pregnancy and birth please see our health visiting section.

 

Your Slough School Nurse

School nurses can help you understand and manage your physical health and emotional wellbeing. This means we can talk to you if you have health questions and give you support to help you feel better. Sometimes we may need to refer you to other more specialist services, but we would only do this with your consent.

We are qualified nurses with lots of extra experience when helping children and young people. We provide a confidential service and will not share what we talk about with anyone unless we are worried that you may be hurt.

Our team works in all of the Slough schools so you might only see your school nurse in the school health clinic a few times every term. Look out for our poster which will let you know when we will be in your school.

When we are not in your school you can still talk to us in our virtual clinics held term-time every Tuesday and Thursday from 17.00-19.00 (5-7pm) and Saturdays between 12.30-14.00. You can also contact us by email or the contact form for support during the school holidays.

If you want to talk to us about any health or wellbeing concerns please use the contact form or ask a member of the school staff to refer you to our school health clinic.

The website aims to provide the most current health information but we would always recommend you speak to a parent/carer, teacher or health professional if you have any worries.

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