School Based Youth Health Nurse
School Based Youth Health Nurses (SBYHN) are registered nurses employed by Queensland Health. The SBYHN works in partnership with Kingaroy State High School staff and students.
The SBYHN provide:
- Individual health appointments for health assessments, support, information, and referral options
- A confidential service
- Preventative and health promotion activities for the school community, often in collaboration with school staff and community organisations
- A point of contact for students seeking information, advice, and support
- Classroom support and education on health topics
- Recommendations on health resources to support curriculum, teaching and learning activities in school.
SBYHN can be contacted on about a range of health and wellbeing matters including:
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Smoking, alcohol and other drugs
- Personal or family problems
- Healthy eating and exercise
- Emotional wellbeing
- Growth and development
Confidential student appointments
Student appointments with the SBYHN are confidential. The nurse will not share any information about a student's concern without consent unless there is a risk to their health in not sharing this information with others.
The SBYHN will assess if the student has a level of maturity and understanding to be able to consent to the service. If the student is assessed as being unable to give consent, then the student's parent or caregiver will be contacted.
To contact the Kingaroy State High School SBYHN:
Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm