Health and Wellbeing
Health services at BACA
A number of first-aid trained staff are on site during school hours should students have a health problem or concern.
Additionally, a drop-in health clinic is offered for BACA students every Tuesday, during first break.
- Students in years 9-11 can access the drop in clinic for sexual health advice including; c-cards, condoms, pregnancy and chlamydia testing.
- Students in all year groups can stop by the Health Stand outside the clinic for general health advice.
School nursing is provided through the Brighton and Hove Schools and Community Service. The drop-in clinic at BACA is run jointly between School Nursing and the Youth Collective.
You can find out more about the school nursing services provided for students and families online or by calling 01273 294530. Anyone can access these services for a variety of health needs or questions.
Children's Mental Health Matters!
If you have a child or young person at school in Brighton & Hove and have any concerns about their emotional health and wellbeing, be sure to check out the 'Children's Mental Health Matters!' leaflet.
You are invited to talk to a Primary Mental Health Worker, with telephone consultations available during the half term holiday period.
For more information, click here.
Make sure to check out Safety Nets summer parent and carer newsletter, Safety Rocks.
It's full of some great advice and guidance on students heath and well-being, and how to volunteer your time during the summer break.
Topics covered in this issue;
- Young volunteers
- Dealing with stress
- How to be water savvy
- Keeping young people safe
- Spotlight on local projects
Immunisations are delivered by a specialist immunisation team organised by the local authority and the NHS. Currently year 8 girls are offered the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination, and in year 10 all young people are offered a school leaver booster (diphtheria, tetanus and polio) and Meningitis ACWY.
If you have missed any of the vaccinations at school for your child and need to arrange a visit to one of the clinics around Brighton & Hove, please contact the Brighton Children's Immunisation Team who are based at Brighton General Hospital (details below).
They provide community clinics on various dates through-out the year (see below). Please call them for more information.
BRIGHTON IMMUNISATION TEAM
- Brighton Team: 01273 696011 ext 3789
- Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
COMMUNITY CLINIC LOCATION/DATES
BRIGHTON Children & Families Clinic, D Block
Brighton General Hospital
If your family does not have a dentist please call the dental health line for dental advice and assistance
- 03001 000899.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Black and Minority Ethnic Group
Black and Mixed-parentage
Drugs and Alcohol
Health and Nutrition
Projects & Services for young people
Special Education Needs
Special Education Needs
Find out more on the council’s website, or call the East Brighton team on 01273 293481.
If you have any further questions, concerns or are looking for Health and Wellbeing advice please contact BACA on 01273 691 191 and ask to speak with Christine Brady.