My name is Kirsty, and I am one of the Specialist School Nurses in Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon, amongst others St Augustine’s is one of the schools I look after. I am a Paediatric (children’s) nurse and a Specialist public health nurse, which allows me to work in the community with families, young people and schools.
How can I help
In my job I help support families, children and young people with any health needs that they may have. I work with schools to make sure that schools are doing everything they can to make sure their pupils are healthy and happy. I run drop in sessions in secondary schools so that young people can access confidential health advice and support in school.
Confidential means that I will not discuss what you have told me with your parents, school, your friends or anyone unless I thought that you were at risk of harm or we decided together that someone else needed to know something. I would also talk to you first before telling anyone.
Things I can help with
Anxiety, stress, depression, self harm, feeling low, low self esteem, questions about immunisations, general health advice – illness/injuries etc. Also if you need someone to talk to confidentially about family issues, relationships, friendships, bullying, boyfriend/girlfriend issues. I can also provide advice and signposting on alcohol, drugs and sexual health concerns. Really there is probably no issue that I won’t be able to talk to you about no matter how big or small it may feel to you. I’m here to help and listen.
How to get in touch with me
I run the St Augustine’s school nurse drop in on Wednesdays in the meeting room by the pastoral office.
11.15-11.35 for drop in (advice, guidance support)
11.35-12.00 pre-arranged appointments
To make an appointment please speak to Ms Bundy in the Pastoral office.
If you want to call the school nurse team the number is 0300 2470090 – there is always a duty school nurse available to help 9-5 Mon-Fri or you can leave a message for me and I will get back to you. The school nurse team is available Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, term time only. My working days Tues-Thurs Term time only.
For quick, easy and anonymous health advice to your phone you can also use our school nurse text service on: 07480 635 513.
If you have an urgent medical emergency or need immediate medical care call 112 or 999 or contact your GP.
If you don’t need to chat to me but prefer to browse the web for health advice check out these sites that have good, accurate information, you may find what you need here: