Who we are

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 

What we do

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

How can I access the services

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

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.