School health services in Kingston schools are provided through the 0–19 service from Your Healthcare.
The School Health Service provides health promotion, advice and support to school age children, young people and their families with the aim of improving their health and wellbeing.
The service provides a range of health improvement activities including assessment, child protection, screening, immunisation, special needs provision, drop-in sessions, sexual health and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and provides education and training for children, young people, carers and multi-disciplinary agencies.
The service accepts referrals from families, carers, young people and professionals. to make a referral, contact KU19.
The school health team delivers the KU19 services, which provide free health and sexual health advice and information for young people under age 20.
School health link workers
Health link workers are responsible for the delivery of targeted interventions to young people in schools in Kingston and play a key role in the delivery of training, support and advice to school staff, parents and young people regarding PHSE provision and health promotion. They deliver targeted prevention and education to young people around emotional health and wellbeing, obesity, smoking, drug, alcohol and substance misuse, sexual health and teenage pregnancy.
For more information on these health topics and to find help and advice near you please visit the Getting It On website.