School Nurse Service – Information for Service Users

COVID-19 Update

Useful Websites – a free private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. – If you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won’t judge or tell you what to do. – Scotland’s national health information service. – facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol today. – advice and support for young people affected by mental health. – self help tools and advice – The cool2talk website is for young people aged 12-26. It provides a safe space where they can get their questions answered accurately and without judgement.

Useful Links/Contacts
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service – 01387 244662/244331
D&G School Nurses Facebook –

School Nursing Service Contact Number
Self Referral Number for young people, Parents and Carers
Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Confidentiality Statement
The School Nurse provides a confidential service. This means that you can discuss any personal information in confidence.
We will not discuss your information with anyone else without your permission; this includes parents, pupils and teachers.
However if you disclose that you or someone else under the age of 18 has been or is at risk of being harmed, this may need to be shared with relevant agencies.

What does a School Nurse Do?

The School Nurse will provide support if appropriate on the 10 key priority areas:

  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing
  • Substance Misuse
  • Child Protection
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Looked After Children
  • Homelessness
  • Youth Justice
  • Young Carers
  • Sexual Health
  • Transition

Health zones are currently in development where young people will be able to access help and support from relevant professionals including the School Nurse service.

Medical assessments by the Community Paediatric Doctors can be arranged if indicated.

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