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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information about our service

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), our School Public Health service is running a little differently. Please see our School Health page for more information.

Keep up-to-date with the latest information, read our page on Coronavirus.

HAVE YOU MET OUR SCHOOL HEALTH TEAM?

We have school health teams across Kent. Our teams are available from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday, including during school holidays.

This service is for children and young people who are school-age, between ages of four and 19.

You do not need to be in mainstream education to seek our support. If you are home-schooled or in a pupil referral unit, you can still use our service.

Our teams work to improve the general health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families to support children to get the best start in life.

We work with health visitors, community paediatricians, schools and other services from your local community in a range of locations, including mainstream schools and special schools and outreach services.

Primary School-Age

We can give advice, support and help for:

  • daytime and night time wetting and soiling
  • behaviour management
  • healthy eating and lifestyle
  • emotional health and wellbeing
  • puberty and growing up
  • sexual health
  • stopping smoking
  • drug and alcohol misuse
  • sleep
  • complex health needs.

Secondary School

Our School Health Team offers a range of drop-in clinics in schools, colleges and youth hubs providing information and advice to support young people with:

  • behaviour
  • bullying
  • bereavement
  • healthy eating and lifestyle
  • emotional health and wellbeing, such as anxiety, stress, depression, self-harm and anger management
  • puberty and growing up
  • sexual health
  • stopping smoking
  • drug and alcohol misuse
  • sleep
  • complex health needs.

SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS

We offer support for schools to develop a whole-school approach to improve the health of their pupils.

A whole school approach is one where children and the adults supporting them flourish, learn and succeed because the school works in partnership to put health and wellbeing at the heart of their mission.

The school health team has created a suite of resources that provide practical online tools and support for schools.

HOW DO YOU USE OUR SERVICE?

We take referrals directly from:

  • children and young people
  • parents or carers
  • schools, colleges and high education institutes
  • other health care professionals or partner organisations
  • voluntary agencies

Referring to one of our teams is easy: