Secondary school (aged 11-19)

Kent Youth Health website

If you are a young person, head over to kentyouthhealth.nhs.uk to get advice and support on all your health needs. You can also text 07520 618850 and speak to one of our team directly

Our school health team continues to support young people and their parents/carers throughout secondary school. This can be a time when new health conditions develop, or young people struggle to adjust to changes in their body, or face new emotional challenges as a result of exam pressures or changing relationships.

You or your child can contact us on 0300 123 4496 or email nem-tr.kentchildrenandyoungpeoplehealthservices@nhs.net at any time to discuss any health issues and we will listen to your concerns and discuss how best to support you:

The kind of issues we support with or can help with a referral to a specialist on issues are:

  • bullying
  • bereavement
  • healthy eating and lifestyle
  • emotional health and wellbeing, including behaviour issues and anger management
  • puberty and growing up
  • sexual health and sexuality
  • smoking
  • drug and alcohol misuse
  • sleep
  • complex health needs.

Health and development reviews

Health and development reviews year 10

We send all young people in year 10 (aged 14 to 15) and year 12 (aged 16 to 17) a health and development survey to help identify any emerging health conditions or concerns (for example, if they have developed a long term condition, become a young carer, or have questions about drugs, alcohol, smoking or sex and relationships). This is to identify any issues as soon as possible and to ensure that young people have the support in place to help them reach their potential. The survey is  sent directly to the young person via email.

Any questions?

If you have questions about health and development reviews, please contact the team on 0300 123 4496 or via email nem-tr.kentchildrenandyoungpeoplehealthservices@nhs.net.

Not in school?

We provide all our services to any child aged four to 19 years old. Contact our team to find out what support we can offer.

0300 123 4496
nem-tr.kentchildrenandyoungpeoplehealthservices@nhs.net