The School Health Service supports all school aged children including those with identified physical and mental health and emotional health needs. Working in partnership with children and young people, parents/carers, education colleagues and other partners to ensure that advice and support and referrals to other services are available as needed.
The School Health Service consists of:
- 2 School Nursing teams known as Healthy Child Programme North Team and Healthy Child Programme South Team. The teams consist of qualified nurses and support workers who deliver the core elements of the Healthy Child Programme 5-19 (2009) and includes delivering public health messages through classroom based teaching and individual support sessions. School Nurses will contribute to requests for Education and Health Care Plans [EHCP].
North Healthy Child Programme Team - New Moston Library - 0161 241 2813
South Healthy Child Programme Team - Wythenshawe offices - 0161 946 8239
- Vulnerable School Children Team consists of qualified nurses and a support worker who offer support and guidance on physical and mental health for any child or young person who is subject to a child protection plan.
Alexandra Park Health Centre – 0161 209 9556
- Immunisation Team consists of qualified nurses and support workers who deliver the national immunisation programme for school aged children [with the exception of the flu vaccine]. The team visits over 40 educational establishments across the city and also provide immunisation clinics during holiday times. Click here to find out more about the NHS vaccination schedule for children and young people.
Parkway 5, Parkway Business Centre – 0161 674 0472
- Screening Team consists of support workers who are trained to deliver the National Child Measurement Programme and offer important hearing and eye tests for reception aged children.
Alexandra Park Health Centre – 0161 209 9972
A confidential and anonymous text messaging service for young people aged 11-16 to text the school health service for help and support with their health needs.
Contact: 07507330205 [text only]