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Health Visiting and School Nursing

There is a quick and easy way for young people and parents / carers to contact Health Visitors and School Nurses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

There are three advice lines as follows:

Users can send a message, anonymously if they wish, to Health Visiting and School Nursing to get confidential help and advice about a range of health concerns, including:

  • Sleep
  • Child development
  • Support with behaviour
  • Toileting
  • Feeding and nutrition
  • Keeping safe and healthy
  • Childhood illnesses and support with medical conditions at school
  • Emotional, mental health and wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Smoking and vaping
  • Drugs and alcohol

The messaging service is available Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) from 9am to 5pm. When a message is sent to the numbers, an automated reply confirms the message has been received. A trained healthcare professional will reply to the message during office hours within 48 hours.

Alternatively you can can contact the service via:

Health Visiting

The Health Visiting team can support families from late pregnancy until your child turns 5 years of age. They offer all families the healthy child programme, health and development contacts up to the 2 to 2 and a half -year review. They can also support up to school entry if families need help and support - then there is a handover to School Nursing colleagues, if necessary.

School Nursing

Your School Nurse is available to your child and family from when they start school until they transition into adult services. This means your School Nurse will be accessible and visible to children and young people through primary school to secondary school with the aim of promoting health and wellbeing of the school aged population.

For full details about the services available and contact information, follow this link


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