School Life

Health Advice


Your School Nurse:

The school nurse is there to help you. The school nurse is the first person you may wish to speak to for confidential advice and information about your health. The work school nurses do is expanding and they now have two main roles:

  • To give you confidential advice, care and treatment
  • To look after and protect your physical and emotional health

You can visit the school nurse for lots of different reasons

Our School Nurse at Ounsdale offers two services in school for all students. No appointments needed:

‘Drop-in’ Sessions:

This operates Monday lunchtimes (12.20 – 1.00) in room 21A (the portacabin near P.E.).

Students can discuss a variety of issues.

Examples of concerns you may wish to discuss are

  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Bed Wetting (Enuresis)
  • Behavioural problems
  • Bullying
  • Child Protection
  • Constipation
  • Eating Problems
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Immunisation
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Puberty
  • Self Harm
  • Smoking
  • Weight Management

(Please see the poster around school for further in info)

‘Clinic in a Box’

Confidential FREE Sexual Health Advice

This is the same session that is run on an evening at Wombourne clinic but has been introduced into school.

  • Safe sex and health advice
  • Contraception
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Chlamydia Screening
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Condoms
  • Referrals to other services

This operates on a Monday after school at 3.00pm in the withdrawal room.

School Nurse Details:

Caroline Handley
Wombourne Clinic
01902 892495