School Nursing

International Nurses Day - Children of Military Families - The challenges and opportunities- Blog by Wendy Nicholson

  Just over 6 years ago I ‘virtually’ met a very determined mental health nurse via twitter, during various tweets @paul_RMHN raised in regards to the issue of the challenges that military children face. And on many occasions he posed …

International Nurses Day - Why should we discuss weight with children and families? Blog by Wendy Nicholson and Charlene Mulhern

With nearly a third of children aged 10-11 either overweight or obese, it is clear that obesity and its associated health risks should be raised with families in a sensitive, open and empathetic manner. Talking about weight can be tricky …

International Nurses Day - Building Resilience - Recognising the 1001 days of adolescence - Blog by Wendy Nicholson

      Growing up and family life isn’t always easy and the journey for some can be a roller-coaster. Family breakdown, bereavement, poor nutrition, bullying, drug taking, sexual health - are all challenges and present risk across the whole …

Reducing unintentional injuries in children and young people by Sheena Carr

We all want to keep children safe wherever they are and we know that accidents are most likely to happen to children in the home and on the roads.  Healthcare and other professionals have an important role to play in …

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day - Wendy Nicholson and Eustace De Sousa

On 18th March it was National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day.  The day is now extended across the week to maximise awareness.  The week  highlights the issues surrounding Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE): encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out …

Supporting and Guiding Parents on the Signs and Symptoms of Sepsis - Penny Greenwood

Health visitors and school nurses are often the primary health contact point for parents and carers of children aged between 0-19 years.  Together with other health professionals, they have a key role in providing advice or support for parents to …

Breakfast and Activity – Can Children be Encouraged to Enjoy Both? - Maggie Clarke, Carolyn Foreman & Georgia Barrett

School Nurses play an important role in promoting healthy lifestyles and are well placed to influence and support positive behaviour change but we know as a small workforce for any enduring improvement a collaborative partnership approach has sustainability. We work …

Improving Physical Activity - Helping Others: Helping Ourselves #WeActiveChallenge - Wendy Nicholson

As public health nurses working with children, young people and families we know being active improves physical, emotional and social wellbeing and often talk about the benefits of being active and the need to improve physical activity.  We aim to …

School nurses key role in addressing LGBT issues - Dr Justin Varney

School nurses have a unique position of trust with young people and can be one of the professionals that young people turn to when they are working through their sexual orientation or gender identity and finding their identity. Stonewall’s School …