The school health nurses are working hard at this time of year providing nasal flu vaccines to over 68,000 children across Oxfordshire.
School health nurses work with young children in primary school to support mental wellbeing, growing up, healthy eating and provide vaccinations as well as offering additional support to vulnerable children and families. A young person said they had a “Very approachable useful experience.”
College health nurses work with commissioners and further education colleges in Abingdon, Witney, Oxford City, Banbury and Henley to develop and deliver a high quality service for young adults. They offer support with mental health, promoting healthy lifestyles, smoking cessation and contraception. One young adult wrote that they had an “Amazing service especially during this troubling time. I felt safe and well looked after.”
With it being a particularly difficult year the team know how important it is for younger and older children to know that the team will always be there if they need additional support.
Some of the other reviews left were:
- “I felt that I was truly listened to and taken seriously.”
- “Very attentive and helpful.”
- “She actually listened and arranged for me to see the school counsellor”
- “Very understanding and informative”
- “Very kind and I felt safe”