name is Karen and I’m the School Based Youth Health Nurse (SBYHN) at Bracken
Ridge SHS. I am a clinical nurse employed by Children’s Health Queensland to
support the health and wellbeing of students here at Bracken Ridge.
within the wellbeing team by providing one-on-one confidential health consults
and referrals for a range of concerns including mental health; sexual health; healthy
relationships; nutrition and exercise; and tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
also engage in whole of school health promotion and can assist with health
education and curriculum in the classroom.
I’m located in the Wellbeing Hub on
Thursdays and Fridays. Referrals can be made either through me directly, by
teaching staff or through other members of the wellbeing team.