For public holiday hours, please contact this service.
Billing: No Fee
The School Based Youth Health Nurse Program (SBYHNP) provides a primary health care service to students, their families and the school community aimed at maximising positive health outcomes for young people. The SBYHN will work collaboratively within the school community by:- - providing support for the development of school curriculum, teaching and learning activities; - supporting the planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion activities; - supporting the development of partnerships with relevant government and non-government agencies, and community members; - supporting the development of a healthy school environment and ethos; - providing advice and information about health education resources including relevant Queensland Health policies and programs, and facilitation of teacher in service (health related); - advocating on behalf of young people on issues affecting their health and wellbeing.
With the consent of the client, the SBYHN will work collaboratively with the school student support services team or other services and agencies to address contemporary health and social issues impacting on their health and well-being in accordance with relevant guidelines.
The SBYHN will provide individual confidential health consultations for students, parents and members of the school community.
These health consultations will include the provision of advice and health information; early detection of actual or potential problems with the provision of brief interventions and/or referral as appropriate. The SBYHN does not provide intensive medical treatment or therapeutic counseling.
Any enquiries about the SBYHNP service can be directed to your local state secondary school.