School Nurse & Dental Health/ Health for Kids
Healthy Child Programme Nursing team
We work very closely in school with our Healthy Child Programme Nursing team.
Healthy Together and your Public Health School Nursing Service
Healthy Together is a universal service from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust for children and their families from 0-11 in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Your Public Health School Nursing Service
Public Health Nurses from Healthy Together are available to help you and your child in many different ways. You can find help and support with:
- Physical health
- Emotional health
- Healthy lifestyles
- Diet and nutrition
- Plus much more
Your Public Health Nursing team can be contacted via your child’s school, or alternatively you can find the contact details by selecting your child’s school from the drop down list on our Health for Kids: Grownups website.
ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service provided by Healthy Together that enables parents and carers to contact their Public Health Stathern Nursing team for advice and support. You can get in touch for advice and guidance about any aspect of your child’s physical or emotional health.
Text a Public Health Nurse on: 07520 615 382
The service operates between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. The team aim to reply to you within one working day and you should get an immediate message back to confirm your message has been received.
If you need help before you hear back, you should visit your local walk-in centre, GP or call 111. In an emergency, call 999.
Health for Kids enables primary school aged children to learn about health in a fun and interactive way. With different worlds to explore and content, games, videos, quizzes and animations to enjoy across topics including health, feelings, illness and getting help, children can sit and learn with parents, carers, grandparents, siblings and teachers in a fun and safe online environment.
Visit Health for Kids at: www.healthforkids.co.uk
Health for Kids: Grownups
Health for Kids: Grownups is an extension of our Health for Kids platform, providing health related advice and information specifically for parents and carers of children aged 5-11. Content is available across many topics around the four main areas of Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Health Issues and Getting Help.
Grownups can also access localised information, including news, local services and public health nurse contact details in the dedicated Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland area that can be accessed when you first visit the website.
Visit Health for Kids: Grownups- https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/grownups
You can also keep up-to-date with the latest posts, advice and information by following our Health for Kids social platforms:
Twitter X- @healthforkids1
Please TEXT your Public Health Nurse through ChatHealth on the following number:
Teeth are very important and we need to take really good care of them because they need to last us our whole lifetime. On the Health for Kids website (www.healthforkids.co.uk) pupils can enjoy playing the Shine Time game, where they must try to clear teeth of sugary ‘invaders’ and defend the mouth against the build up of plaque before it attacks and damages teeth. Reception pupils might like to try the ‘Who do these teeth belong to?’ quiz on the Health for Under 5s website (www.healthforunder5s.co.uk). There are lots of fun ideas below to support parents with dental care.