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YOUTH SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES
Counties Manukau Health provides clinical support to nurses who deliver free healthcare for youth in school based health services in the Counties Manukau area. Services in decile 1-5 schools are funded and provide free, confidential, accessible, youth-friendly healthcare.
Youth School Health Services collaborate with students, families/whaanau, school staff and secondary health services to best meet the health and wellbeing needs of students. School staff involved in the wellbeing of students may include Guidance Counsellors, Social Workers, Youth Workers, Attendance Officers, Members of the Senior Leadership Team, Deans, Teachers, and Teacher Aides.
Health services range between schools and include physical, mental, emotional and social assessment and intervention. There are a range of other health services that provide healthcare in some schools, these may include General Practitioner or Nurse Practitioner services, Physiotherapy, Family Planning, Alcohol and Other Drug services, Mental Health services, District Nursing services, among others.
YOUTH CONTRACEPTION AND SEXUAL HEALTH
Counties Manukau Health provides a free and confidential contraception and sexual health service for young people. This service is available at multiple locations as needed and provides: