School Nurses across NHS Tayside,(Perth & Kinross, Angus and Dundee) work with school age children and young people who have been referred into the service. They offer support around various issues including substance misuse, emotional health, sexual health and abuse.
The School Nurse referral form can be completed for any child, young person or family wishing to access support by a teacher in the school.
Young people over the age of 12 years can also self- refer into the service, the young person can be supported by education staff, parent/carer, trusted adult or a school nurse to complete a referral.
Guidance staff have contact details for the appropriate School Nursing team for each school.
School Nurses support children and young people by promoting health and well- being and assisting children and young people to achieve their full potential.