Community Health Nurse
School Health Services are delivered in all public secondary schools and Colleges across Western Australia. At Cannington Community College our Community Health Nurse is employed by the Child and Adolescent Health Service. Our Health Nurse is based at Cannington Community College, servicing the Secondary School three days per week, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
The nurse is skilled in assessing adolescent health needs and frequently engage in health counselling with young people to identify issues, risks and protective factors; provide advice; provide brief intervention; assist with access and referral to other services, and provide follow up care.
School health services are an easy way for secondary students to access health care and health information for issues such as:
- Healthy eating and nutrition
- Healthy weight and body immage
- Coping with illness
- Feeling anxious, stressed or unhappy
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Loss and grief
- Sexual health
- Smoking, alcohol and drug use