Public Health Nursing 5-19 years
We are Public Health Nurses and No Limits workers who aim to support every child’s health throughout their time at school and college. We will work not only within schools and colleges but also where young people want to be seen. For further information please visit the Healthier Together Website
Please see some common questions below for more information and if you have any further questions please contact us.
Q: How has the Coronavirus outbreak affected my appointment?
A: Your appointment may have been changed to a telephone contact, we would have contacted you to arrange this. Your appointment may also have been put on hold, this would have been agreed with you.
Q: Can I still contact the service?
A: Yes, we are still here and can be contacted. You can call us, Text us using Solent Pulse or email us. Please see the contact details section for details.
Q: I am on your waiting list. How do I find out how long I have to wait?
A: If we have put your appointment on hold please contact us if you would like to be seen sooner. Most of our appointments will resume when the children have returned to school.
For more information about the Covid-19 Coronavirus please visit the NHS Web pages.
We can see all children, young people and parents who are aged between 5 – 19 years and who are resident and attend a school /college in Southampton City.
Full service description
We are School Nurses who aim to support every child’s health throughout their time at school and college. We will work not only within schools and colleges but also where young people want to be seen
We work with children, young people, families and other organisations such as schools, colleges, GP and other community and hospital services.
Our priority is to support the health and well-being of young people and families in Southampton by promoting good health.
The Public Health Nursing service is based in a number of centres around Southampton. The teams consist of Qualified School Nurses, Well-being Associate Practitioners and School Nurse Assistants.
We provide confidential advice and information about all health concerns
- National Childhood Measurement programme at Year R and Year 6
- Support and advice for healthy weight
- Support for growth and developmental issues
- Help if you are worried about your child’s health
- Individual care plans for children with health concerns requiring support in school
- Support for children with complex health needs who may be in special schools
- Enuresis (bed wetting) advice and help
- Child protection working with young people, parents and other agencies
- Health promotion education and training
- Parenting advice
- Healthy sleep routine information and advice
- Emotional well-being support
- Parent and young person drop in sessions
- Immunisations including HPV for year 8 girls & boys
- Young person’s sexual health and contraceptive advice
- Young persons alcohol advice and stop smoking help
We will work with your child, young family and other professionals to make sure your child reaches their full potential
Every school from primary to further education colleges have a named school nurse. We can accept referrals from anyone including young people and families. We have a referral form that can be used or you can contact us directly for support.
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm