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 assessments – year 10 and 12

In year 10 (aged 14 to 15) and year 12 (aged 16 to 17) we will send your child a health questionnaire, through the school to help identify any emerging health conditions or health concerns which we can help support. For example, a child may have developed diabetes or asthma, become a young carer, be worried about leaving school or going to college, or have questions or concerns about drugs, alcohol, smoking or relationships.

If you have questions about health assessments contact us on 0300 123 4496 or via emailnem-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