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School Based Youth Health Nurse

The School Based Youth Health Nurse (SBYHN) Program is funded by QLD Health for secondary school students, their families and carers.

More specifically, SBYHNs provide the opportunity for young people, their parents/carers and members of the school community to access a health professional for matters relating to the health and wellbeing of young people and support school communities to adopt a whole-of-school Health Promoting Schools approach to address contemporary health and social issues facing young people and their families in order to help young people make a safe and healthy transition into adulthood. 

The SBYHN is available for confidential consults with students aged 12 and over, their families and carers, as well as staff and will refer to specialist support agencies if necessary, or provide health information or advice. 

The SBYHN can provide health and wellbeing information about:

  • healthy eating and physical activity
  • mental health
  • personal or family problems
  • healthy skin
  • sexual health
  • smoking, alcohol and other drugs
  • growth and development 
  • relationships

The services not provided by the SBYHN: 

  • ​medical treatments or first aid
  • physical examinations
  • ongoing counselling for psychological problems

Students, parents, carers and staff can self-refer by dropping in, emailing or phoning. 

Alternatively, you can refer if you are concerned about someone else.