The Youth Health Nurse works with the school community on issues that may affect the health and wellbeing of young people and the school community as a whole. This includes helping with curriculum, teaching and learning activities; providing health information and referral; supporting the development of an environment and school culture that supports health and wellbeing; working with community and other services.
The Redcliffe High Youth Health Nurse can provide health and wellbeing information about:
- healthy eating and physical activity
- feeling unhappy or stressed
- healthy skin
- sexual health
- smoking, alcohol and other drugs
- personal and family problems
- growth and development.
Young people have a right to confidentiality when accessing health services. As a health service provider the Youth Health Nurse respects this but there are some things which the nurse must refer or act upon. Please discuss what can be expected about confidentiality with the SBYHN. This will only take a moment.
In most cases it is best for young people to talk to their parents about health and wellbeing issues the Youth Health Nurse can support young people to do this.
If you would like to speak with the Youth Health Nurse, appointments can be made via the Blue Room.