Age 5 to 19 – Doncaster School Nursing
Who are we?
Our Doncaster school nursing team is a group of experienced qualified nurses and support workers who support young people aged 5-19 years and their families to stay healthy.
We work in partnership with other health service and education providers, and other wider social care and voluntary services for children young people and families.
How can we help?
We appreciate that life can be tough as a young person, dealing with pressure from school, home and friendship groups and sometimes just feeling like no one understands you. Sometimes you may feel lost and wonder what to do or wonder were to go and who you can talk too? If you feel like you want someone to understand and care, we want you to know your school nurse is there!
It’s impossible to list all the things we can help with here but we have summarised some of the keys we support young people with on a regular basis. Please remember no problem is too small and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
- Keeping healthy (physical, emotionally and sexually)
- Emotional health (dealing with life’s ‘ups and downs’, including problems with relationships, friendships, bullying, self-harm and eating disorders)
- Weight management
- Sexual health
- Drugs and alcohol
School age immunisations
If you would like any information on school age immunisations see https://www.rdash.nhs.uk/services/our-services/children-young-people-and-families-doncaster-community-integrated-services/childrens-vaccinations/
Special educational needs/disabilities (SEND)
Do you have a child with special educational needs/disabilities? If so, and you would like support or more information please see http://www.doncasterccg.nhs.uk/your-care/send-local-offer/
Need help now?
You can contact our team Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) between 9am and 5pm via our Single Point of Contact (SPOC) on 01302 566776.
Alternatively you can text into our service on 07917 031891. If your call is assessed as non urgent we aim to respond to you within 5 working days. If we assess your call to be urgent, then we aim to respond within 24 working hours.
- Project 3 – Contraception and Sexual Health Services
- NHS Choices
- Doncaster A & E
- Young Person’s Service
Call 999 for the Police, Ambulance or Fire services, but only when someone is seriously ill or injured, their life is at risk or they are in immediate danger.
101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local police when it’s less urgent than a 999 call.
Is it confidential?
We won’t discuss your personal information with anyone else without your permission. This includes parents and teachers.
This means that you can discuss personal information in confidence.
We would only pass on your information in order to protect you or someone else from serious harm. Whenever possible we would discuss this with you first.
In light of the current Covid 19 situation we have extended our eClinic service and this is now operating Monday – Friday between the hours of 10am and 4pm for students to be able to access advice and support from a School Nurse via instant messaging. Our Single Point of Contact and text messaging service are running as normal Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am – 5pm. Otherwise parents, carers, students and professionals can contact us through social media. Please see below posters for more information:
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