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School Health & Wellbeing

  

School nurses work across education and health, providing a link between school, home and the community.


School Nursing Service

  • Provides a named school nurse in each school in Coventry, to help children and young people (from school entry to 19 years old) to take responsibility for their own health and to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
  • Assess the health needs of the school community, planning and implementing programmes that promote and protect public health.
  • Work in partnership with other agencies to address wider threats to, and inequalities, in health.
  • Supports the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme 5-19 years old (DH 2009)
  • Adheres to the guidance as per Coventry Safeguarding Children’s Board including delivery of the National Child Measurement Programme, Reception and Year 6 Health Assessments and Hearing Screening.

Health focused websites

Coventry School Nurses have launched two websites, aimed at children and teenagers:

www.healthforkids.co.uk offers a fun way for children to learn about health with games, activities and quizzes.

www.healthforteens.co.uk hosts videos and webchats as well as articles to educate teenagers on a range of health topics such as contraception, mental health, drugs and alcohol.

Chat Health texting service

Chat health is a free service that enables 11-18 year olds across Coventry to send confidential SMS text messages to School Nurses who will provide impartial advice and support. The number to text is 07507 331949.

Parent Advice Line

Parent Line can be reached by calling 01926 626 590 between 5pm and 8pm Monday to Friday for parents to contact a school nurse to discuss any child health concerns they may have.

Preparing for your appointment

An appointment with your school nurse or a member of the team could take place at the child’s school, at home or at a community centre.

Contact and location

Locate School Nursing Team by School – follow link

During school holidays, contact the School Nursing team through the single point of access.

Paybody Team

1st Floor, Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Winston Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1EA

Longford Team

1st Floor, Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Winston Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1EA

Woodend Team

1st Floor, Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Winston Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1EA

Willenhall Team

312 Charter Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 8DA

Tile hill Team

312 Charter Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 8DA

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School Health & Well-being

The School Health and Wellbeing Service provides health learning and improvement for all school-aged Children & Young People aged 5 – 19 (or 25 where there are special educational needs).

The Warwickshire service is provided by Compass. Please follow link regarding referral information

Please see link for more information on the Rugby School Health and Wellbeing Service

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