Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
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:
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
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.
All referral forms should be completed and forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Did you know you can text a School Nurse if you need support? Anything from relationships, mental health, bullying, alcohol, self harm, healthy eating, drugs and smoking If you attend a Medway School, you can text a school nurse on 07480 635 786
Behaviour - ages 7-11 session 1
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Once you have completed this training, please email confirmation to email@example.com
If you are a parent seeking advice please contact the duty desk on 0300 123 3444.
Alternatively please speak to your health visitor, GP or Nursery/School who may consider a referral to our service.
Following referral you will be invited to attend either a parent education training session or an assessment screen.
Phone lines are open between 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday