The School-Based Youth Health Nurse visits Indooroopilly State High School every Monday and Tuesday. For more information about our services please download our SBYHN Infographic.
The School-Based Youth Health Nurse works with students, school staff and parents to:
- Address concerns or problems about health and wellbeing
- Help create a more supportive, healthy school environment
- Connect people to other support services outside the school
She works with individuals and school members to identify and act on issues that affect both the individual and the health of the school community. This includes helping with curriculum, teaching and learning activities, supporting an environment and school culture that supports health and wellbeing and working with the community and other services.
The School-Based Youth Health Nurse meets with young people in private to talk about – health concerns – relationships – sexual health – personal/ family issues – smoking, alcohol and other drug use – referral to other services – feeling unhappy/stressed – puberty. Parents are also most welcome to phone or make an appointment with any concerns about their child. Health information and articles will also be provided in the school newsletters.
School-Based Youth Health Nurse