Health & well-being

Know the basics

It’s your life

As you get older you need to start taking some responsibility for your health, well-being and safety. Physical Health is not just about the health of your body but helping your body to work at its full potential which includes exercise and nutrition, knowing your body and how it works, and how to look after it.

1 in 10 children have mental health problems which can include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder. These are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. Your emotional well-being is just as important as your physical health. It is important to speak up if you are feeling unwell or you are unhappy about something which is happening.

You will face choices that will affect your health now and in the future around smoking, alcohol or having sex.

School Nurse

School Nurse says

  • Take responsibility for your health, well-being and safety.
  • Find out what to do if you are unwell or injured.
  • Smoking or taking drugs puts your health in danger.
  • It is not safe to have unprotected sex, find out more and do not be forced into doing anything you do not want to.
  • Be aware of digital safety.
  • Speak to an adult you trust if you are unhappy about something in your life.



If you are ill or injured, choose well from the following services available:

  • Grazed knee
    Sore throat
    Coughs and colds

  • Self Care

  • You can treat minor illnesses and injuries at home by using the recommended medicines and making sure they get plenty of rest

  • If you are:
    Need help

  • NHS Choices
    For 24 hour health advice and information.


  • Mild diarrhoea
    Mild skin irritations (including spots/rash)
    Mild fever

  • Pharmacist

    For advice on common illnesses, injuries and medication.

  • To find your local pharmacy and its contact details visit: for your nearest pharmacist details.

  • High temperature
    Head injuries not involving loss of consciousness
    Persistent cough
    Worsening health conditions (inside GP hrs)

  • GP

    For the treatment of illnesses and injuries that will not go away.

  • Write down your GP’s (family Doctor) telephone number.

  • Minor bumps, cuts and possible fractures
    Tummy pain

  • Walk-in Centre
    For treatment of minor illnesses and injuries without an appointment.

  • Walk-in Centre
    St Helens Walk-in Centre, Millenium Centre, Corporation Street, St Helens WA10 1HJ.
    Open Monday-Saturday 7am-10pm
    Sunday 9am-10pm

  • Choking
    Loss of consciousness
    Broken bones

  • Accident & Emergency or 999

    For very severe or life threatening conditions.

  • Accident & Emergency


  • For support and advice speak to your GP or School Nurse.