NHS Outreach team WILL continue to support students this academic year

torbay-and-south-devon-nhs-foundation-trust-colWe are pleased to announce that the NHS Outreach team will continue to provide support for our students this year. A team of professionals provide drop in sessions and appointments for students in schools across South Devon and we know students find this provision ‘invaluable’. Julie Gilbrook is our school nurse and offers advice and support to staff, students and parents in relation to medical concerns. On Fridays, students from year 9-13 can attend a drop in session, or request an appointment with Karl Timmins, Boys and Young Men’s Worker from the Torbay Sexual Medical Service (TSMS) and lead for the C-Card (condom card) Scheme. When describing his role in schools, he said:

“I provide information, advice and support to young men on issues around male health, healthy relationships, safety, attitudes towards partners and sexual health. I want young men to feel listened to as much as possible and remove barriers, both practically and in terms of listening to young men’s attitudes and feelings.”

We know that Karl and his team are having positive impact across schools in Torbay and we share in their belief that:

“Access to good quality, unbiased information and support is vital for safe and happy relationships and we want to ensure that we offer this to young people so they can make informed choices about their lives.”

More information on this service and the role the NHS Outreach team play in schools can be found via the following links:

http://www.torbay.gov.uk/news/pr4824/

http://www.torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/sexual-medicine-service/clinic-opening-times/

www.torbaycaretrust.nhs.uk/yourlife/childrenandfamilies/school_nursing/Pages/Default.aspx

http://www.torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/school-nursing/

 

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