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Public Health Nursing - School Nursing - Livewell Southwest

The School Nursing Service delivers the Universal Healthy Child Programme 5 - 19 citywide to improve health outcomes for the school aged population. The Healthy Child Programme is aimed at children, young people and families to focus on early intervention and prevention.

Contacts details

Address:Admin Block
Mount Gould Hospital
200 Mount Gould Road
Telephone number: 01752 434008
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Livewell Southwest wants children and young people in our community to get the best start in life. Our School Nursing Service works with children, their parents and professionals to ensure young people's health needs are met and supported - at home, at school and in the wider community.

Our experienced Specialist Nurses and Family Health Workers offer confidential advice and support on a range of physical and emotional health issues, including:

  • Bedwetting and constipation
  • Managing challenging behaviours
  • Bullying
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Growth
  • Healthy diet and lifestyle
  • Hearing concerns
  • Online safety
  • Safely managing and treating school children with long-term health conditions, such as allergies and epilepsy
  • Sexual health
  • Smoking

If you are worried about any aspect of your child's development, please get in touch. We accept referrals from parents, carers, professionals and the young person concerned.

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Age range
  • Primary - 5 to 11 years
  • Secondary - 11 to 18 years

  • Based: Plymouth

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

    Professionals: Please note that it is important that all referrals are discussed with the child, young person, parent or carer in advance to gain consent to make the referral. Please ensure that the referral form is signed by the parent/carer or young person before submitting to this service.
    • 5 to 11 years old
    • 12 to 16 years old

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