School Based Youth Health Nurse
Semester 2 will continue the ongoing partnership with Queensland Health to provide a weekly service for all students with two School Based Youth Health Nurse’s (SBYHN’s) at PBC. Our SBYHN’s are Vanessa Bradley and Laura Barresi who provide a confidential service and are able to support young people navigate teen years safely.
The SBYHN’s are located in D Block and are available Monday (Vanessa) and Tuesday (Laura). Their role at PBC is to support students and their families around issues such as:
- Sexual Health
- Growth and Development
- Drugs and Alcohol
- Contraception and STIs
- Mental Health
- Personal and Family Problems
- Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Our school Guidance Officers may refer students to the SBYHN or students can make an appointment through the Junior or Senior Secondary Student Services office.
The SBYHN Team that also supports health promotion and education within classrooms in the areas of Sexual Health, Mental Health, Negotiating Sex Safely, Respectful Relationships across public High Schools on the Gold Coast.
For further information email: SBYHNgoldcoast@health.qld.gov.au or contact PBC to speak with the SBYHN directly.