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The School Health Service supports young people, their parents or carers and schools to promote healthy lifestyles and improve and maintain health and wellbeing. Pupils that are emotionally and physically healthy are best able to achieve their educational potential.

The School Health team is a multi-disciplinary team led by Specialist Community Public health nurses and is made up of School Health Practitioners who are either registered nurses or practitioners with wider health promotion experience, and Associate practitioners who have either a nursery nursing or other appropriate experience and/or qualification.

The team provides a service to young people up to the age of 19 who attend schools in Kingston or are home educated. They accept referrals from pupils, their parents or carers and all professionals.

The School Health Service can see young people in schools, at home and in other community venues. 

Services provided by the School Health team

  • Weekly secondary school based provision- including health promotion assembly and class  delivery , support of Mental Health Ambassadors ( peer support), targeted tier 1 emotional wellbeing groups, Continuing Professional development sessions for school staff, support with gaining Health School status.
  • Health assessments, advice, information, signposting and referrals for pupils with specific health needs who attend Kingston schools or are home educated.
  • Work with safeguarded children
  • Weekly drop-in clinics at secondary schools, where pupils can attend without an appointment for support or advice.
  • Measurements of height and weight of primary school pupils as part of the National Childhood Measurement campaign.
  • Health promotion assemblies, workshops and targeted small group interventions in primary
  • Termly year specific drop ins in primary schools, for parents and/or pupils
  • Personal, social and health education sessions for groups and individuals.
  • A nighttime bedwetting clinic for children.
  • KU19 telephone, text and email service for young people seeking confidential health advice, information and signposting.
  • School staff training (anaphylaxis and asthma awareness).

 

 

All these services are free.

These are clinics run by the Community Contraceptive and Sexual Health (CASH) nursing team and are especially for young people under the age of 20. We are also happy to see young people up to the age of 24 for STI screening and treatment for chlamydia and emergency contraception. KU19 clinics offer a range of contraception and sexual health services (see below). Young people can also get health advice and information on any issues affecting their general health, emotional and mental health, relationships, healthy lifestyles, weight management and smoking, drugs and alcohol.

KU19 Young People's Clinics 

Monday: Guildhall 1, High Street, Kingston KT1 1EU

Wednesday: Hawks Road Clinic, Hawks Road, Kingston KT1 3EW

Thursday: Surbiton YMCA, 49 Victoria Road, Surbiton KT6 4NG

Friday: Hook Centre, Hook Road, Chessington KT9 1EJ - Now open to all ages, no LARCS available.

Services available at KU19 Clinics

Condoms: including the c-card scheme

Contraception: pills, injectable, patches, implants, (KU19 at Hawks Road Clinic only)

Emergency hormonal contraception: sometimes called 'morning after pill'

Screening: for chlamydia and gonorrhoea

Pregnancy: tests, options discussion, referral for termination of pregnancy

Treatment: for chlamydia infection and follow-up

Health & sexual health promotion: physical, emotional and mental health, relationships, healthy lifestyles, drugs, alcohol and smoking - information, signposting and referrals

Confidentiality

Contraception and sexual health services are confidential for young people including those under the age of 16 years. This means the staff will not tell others, such as family, GP's or schools about clinic visits. The only time that information may be shared is if there are significant concerns about a young person's safety or well-being. The staff will explain about confidentiality when young people visit the service. Please ask for more information about this if you would like to know more.

C Card

 

The C Card Scheme is for young people aged 13-24 to get free condoms in community settings. To sign up for the scheme you can attend any of the registered C Card providers around Kingston where you will have a chance to talk with a trained person about any sexual health questions you might have and be shown how to use a condom. Once you've been issued with your card, you can re-attend at any participating provider, show your card and collect your condoms. You can access the C Card scheme at any of the KU19 or CASH clinics in Kingston as well as many pharmacies, youth centre and other venues.

 

National Chlamydia Screening Programme

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in young people. There are often no symptoms but if left untreated it can affect your health in the future. The National Chlamydia Screening Programme recommends young people who have had sex are screened for chlamydia every year or every time they have a new partner, even if there are no signs of symptoms. A chlamydia test is quick and easy and involves just a urine sample for boys and either a urine sample or vaginal self-taken swab for girls. The same sample is also tested for another infection, Gonorrhoea, at the same time. You can come along to any young person's KU19 or Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic (CASH) in Kingston for a test or pick one up and do it from home if you prefer. The results can either be sent by text, phone call or letter. The treatment for chlamydia is a one-off dose of antibiotics which can also be accessed at any of the KU19 and CASH clinics.

To find out more contact CASH on:

Tel: 0208339 4783

Email:  contraception&sexualhealth@yourhealthcare.org

 

If you are a professioinal wishing to make a referral, please make sure you have the young person's/parental consent to do so. On first email contact, please do NOT include personal information about the child or young person that could identify them.

Telephone: 020 8549 6323

Text: 07781 488019

Email: ku19@yourhealthcare.org

Write to us:

School Health Team
Hollyfield House
22 Hollyfield Road
Surbiton
KT5 9AL

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