"School nurse support"
About: Bunbury / Harvey / Leschenault Community Health Service Bunbury / Harvey / Leschenault Community Health Service Bunbury 6230
Posted by antliazj68 (as ),
I got to school one morning feeling emotionally distressed after spending the night up crying over a relationship and needed some guidance and support. So I decided to come to student services to see if I could speak to the school Nurse Penny as she has been a great support for me previously.
When I came in and Penny sat me down in her office she could tell by looking at me how under the weather I was feeling, so we spent the first 2 periods talking about my relationship and Penny provided me with sheets of information to do with my sleeping issues, anxiety, modifying my daily habits and one on what a healthy and unhealthy relationship should look like; we also talked about the grief cycle and whereabouts I was sitting on it. I strongly believe the grief cycle really helped me to see where I was at.
Penny also encouraged me to go home and speak to mum about what was going on as Penny said that she can help me at school but I also need support at home and if mum isn't sure about what's going on, she won't know I need the support. So I went home and have been open with mum since. We also had a few follow-up sessions to see my progression and during each session, it became clearer and clearer that I knew what I needed to do to help myself and to better my mental health. We also discussed strategies to guide me through situations where I often felt stuck.
Looking at it now, if I didn't come to student services and seek Penny's help I believe I wouldn't have come as far as I have today and I would still be stuck in an unhealthy relationship that had a strain on my mental health.