We are a team of multiskilled professionals dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of school aged children living in Medway. Our School Health team is made up of; Specialist School Nurses, School Staff Nurses, Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners, Specialist learning Disability Nurses, Safeguarding Nurses and National Child Measurement Programme  practitioners. We offer support to children and families at school, in homes, clinic settings and in the community 

The School Health team is focussed on promoting the health and wellbeing of School aged children living in Medway. We can offer support and advice on many areas including:

  • Healthy lifestyles and growth
  • emotional wellbeing
  • Toileting
  • Sleep
  • Behaviour
  • Managing long term conditions and complex needs in school 
  • Healthy relationships
  • puberty and growing up
  • staying safe and much more.

We have a good working relationship with other services in Medway and can help signpost and refer you to services to better meet your child’s needs. 

If you are requesting emotional wellbeing support and your child attends any of the following schools, please speak to your school’s Mental Health Lead. They will help you access the Emotional Support Teams (EST) who are responsible for assessing children and young people in your child’s school. More information can be found here

  • All Faiths Children's Academy
  • All Saints Church of England Primary
  • Bradfields Academy
  • Byron Primary School
  • Crest Infant School
  • Danecourt School
  • Elaine Primary School
  • Fairview Community Primary School
  • Gordon Children's Academy Infant
  • Gordon Children's Academy Junior
  • Halling Primary School
  • Hilltop Primary Academy
  • Inspire Free SPE School
  • Luton Primary School
  • New Road Primary School
  • Phoenix Primary School
  • Rainham Mark Grammar School
  • Rivermead School
  • Riverside Primary School
  • St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School
  • St Margaret's at Troy Town C of E VC Primary School
  • St Margaret's Church of England Junior School
  • St Thomas More Roman Catholic Primary School
  • The Howard School
  • The Hundred of Hoo Academy
  • The Rochester Grammar School
  • The Rowans AP Academy
  • The Victory Academy
  • Twydall Primary School and Nursery
  • Walderslade Girls’ School
  • Warren Wood Primary Academy
  • Waterfront UTC
  • Will Adams Centre

If you live in Kent & Medway, you can call for mental health help and advice anytime of the day or night.

Mental Health Direct: 0800 995 1000

If you would like to refer a school aged child to our service, please complete and return our referral. 

If your child is not in education, employment or training or they are electively home educated, they can still access the full range of school nursing services, provided they live in Medway.  If they do not live in Medway, school nursing should be accessed in their local area.

We have a referral form that can be completed by either a professional or a parent, and will soon have a young person referral form available on our website too.  Once we receive a referral, it is assessed to confirm we are the most appropriate service and the referrer will be informed of next steps.

For secondary aged young people, we offer a confidential text messaging service called Chathealth.  This is an NHS approved service allowing young people to text directly through to a school nurse based in Medway for support and advice on any health worries or concerns they may have.  The number is 07480 635786

Appointments can be booked in clinic based settings, as well as other community venues such as family hubs.  We may also see the child in their own home. 

If you have any questions, or are unsure whether we are the correct service, please contact 0300 123 3444.

All referral forms should be completed and forwarded to medch.childrenscommunity@nhs.net

Contact us on 0300 123 3444 (option 4) if you have any questions.

If you have an urgent concern for the health and wellbeing of a child, please consult your GP/ attend A&E. You can also call 999 in an emergency or 111.