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​Healthy school communities

The Youth Health Nurse works with the school community on issues that may affect the health and wellbeing of young people and the school community as a whole. This includes helping with curriculum, teaching and learning activities; providing health information and referral; supporting the development of an environment and school culture that supports health and wellbeing; and working with community and other services.

The Youth Health Nurse works with young people, school staff and parents to:

  • promote health and well being

  • create a supportive, healthy

  • school environment

  • connect people with other support services.

The Youth Health Nurse can provide health and wellbeing information about:

  • healthy eating and physical activity

  • feeling unhappy or stressed

  • relationships

  • healthy skin

  • sexual health

  • smoking, alcohol and other drugs

  • personal and family problems

  • growth and development.


School Based Youth Health Nurse (SBYHN): Jackie Atkinson