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School Based Youth Health Nurse

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Hilary Wilson is our school-based youth health nurse. Hilary can be contacted here at Merrimac in T Block on Mondays.

School-based youth health nurses work with their local school community on issues that may affect the health and well being of young people and the school community as a whole. This includes helping with curriculum, teaching and learning activities, providing health information and referrals, developing an environment and culture that supports health and well being and working with community and other services.

The school-based youth health nurse can therefore provide:

  • confidential consultations to individuals and groups
  • health education and promotion in all areas of the school, including classes, assemblies, meetings, etc.
  • support for others in their health education and/or promotion roles
  • referral to, and liaison with (when appropriate) services to improve the health and well being of individuals, families and the whole school community.

School-based youth health nurses can assist in providing health and well being information on a wide range of issues including mental health, sexual health, addiction, physical health and activity, healthy nutrition, hygiene, skin conditions, management of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and asthma particularly in the school environment.

In an emergency call 000, or if this is not accessible call 112 from your mobile, for access to police, fire or ambulance services.

Useful health resources include:

  • 1300 HEALTH Queensland health phone line
  • 13 11 26 Poisons Information
  • Kids helpline website, 1800 55 1800
  • Gold Coast Sexual Health Clinic 2019 Gold Coast Highway, Miami (07) 5576 9033
  • Child and youth health - South Australian government site with Child and Youth Health information
  • Headspace.
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Last reviewed 11 March 2021
Last updated 11 March 2021