New drop-in support for Bury young people

Young people in Bury can now benefit from new drop-in health sessions twice a month at Townside Primary Care Centre.

Bury School Nursing Service, run by Pennine Care, is providing the sessions for 16 to 19 year olds to come along without an appointment for support.

The sessions will be held in Room 333 at Townside Primary Care Centre, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Trained nurses will be available to give confidential advice on long term health conditions, emotional health, sleep support, healthy eating, exercise and weight management, sexual health, drugs and alcohol, stopping smoking and more.

They will also be able to make a referral or signpost to other support services as appropriate.

Amelia Brummit, School Nurse, said: “The drop-ins offer an informal and non-judgmental environment for young people to come and chat to us about any concerns they might have.

“This will hopefully mean we can address any issues early, before they become a bigger or more serious problem.

“We also hope the service will reassure young people that there is always somewhere they can go for support, to help them reach their full potential.”

More information about Bury School Nursing Service is available at: www.penninecare.nhs.uk/buryschoolnursing

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