The School Based Youth Health Nurse (SBYHN) provides opportunity for students, parents and the whole school community to access a health professional.
The SBYHN provides an invaluable link between the school and health services.
The SBYHN supports the school community in the development of the "Health Promoting Schools" philosophy through the creation of a more supportive and healthy school environment.
Young people can access the nurse to talk in private about:
- health concerns
- sexual health
- mental health issues
- alcohol or drug use
- nutrition and exercise
- feeling unhappy or stressed
- anything that may affect health and wellbeing.
The nurse is located at Nerang State High School every Tuesday and Thursday and accepts referrals from teachers, parents and young people themselves.
All consultations with the nurse are confidential under the Health Act.