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Youth health nurse

 


School based youth health nurses assist young people in secondary schools (aged 12 – 18) to make a safe transition into adulthood by providing advice around 'foundations' for health promoting behaviours and attitudes. They undertake preventative activities with adolescents and their families. 

Wynnum state high school offers the services of a school-based youth health nurse on Tuesdays and Thursdays to students, parents and staff. 

Our Youth Health Nurse can be contacted on (07) 3906 7333.

The Youth Health Nurse provides:

  • Confidential, private health consultations

  • Health education and health promotion (individually, as a member of a group and/or in classroom discussions)

  • Advice on health and community resources

  • Referrals to appropriate health professionals or services

Students, parents and staff are invited to consult the Youth Health Nurse on such issues as:

  • General health and lifestyle issues

  • Personal and family problems

  • Relationships

  • Healthy eating and exercise

  • Puberty and healthy skin

  • Sexual health

  • Smoking, alcohol and other drugs

  • Feeling unhappy

  • Stress

  • Getting in touch with the appropriate health service for your needs

  • Help with health information, i.e. school assignments

The school based Youth Health Nurse is not involved with First Aid or behaviour management.