School Health Service

Parents and carers

Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster School Health Service, supports the physical and mental health of children and young people from 5 to 19 years old, offering a valuable link between health and education services.

We help children and young people to develop the skills they need to manage the challenges they might face in school, at home or in their personal lives.

Every school in Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Milton Keynes has a named school nurse.

As a service, we work in close partnership with parents, carers, schools, colleges, GPs, health visitors, safeguarding services and other agencies to promote the good health and wellbeing of school-aged children and young people.

Our team is made up of school nurses, staff nurses, school health technicians, a specialist CAMHS nurse (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and specialist sex and relationship workers.

In our health and wellbeing zone, you can find lots of helpful information and advice for parents and carers about health, emotional wellbeing, and other topics.

You can also ask our school nurses a question about health and wellbeing online or contact our service directly to find out more about what we offer or to make an appointment for your child.

We have separate health and wellbeing zones for primary school children and young people which you can also browse for information.

School health questionnaire

If your child is starting primary school, you will have received an information pack with a letter, a leaflet about our School Health Service and a school health questionnaire.

The questionnaire helps us to gain the most up-to-date information about your child. If you want more information or you need another copy of the questionnaire, please visit this page.


Support with emotional and mental wellbeing

If you or your child or young person needs help or support with emotional or mental wellbeing, please visit our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service website for further information and advice, resources, signposting or if you need urgent help.

Your child or young person can also access Kooth, a free, on-line support for emotional and mental wellbeing, offering counselling and live on-line chats with trained professionals, ability to start or contribute to an online forum, or see useful articles and tips from young people