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School based youth health nurse


​Trudy Hawkins is the school based youth health nurse (SBYHN) for Maryborough and Aldridge State High Schools. The SBYHN is based at the school but works for Queensland Health. SBYHN’s work with young people, school staff , parents and other community members to promote health and wellbeing in a supportive school environment.  You can talk with your Youth Health Nurse about your health and wellbeing and they can help you get in touch with the right service.  SBYHN's do not do first aid:

Some issues the school nurse can help with are:

  • Healthy eating and physical activity       
  • Feeling anxious, unhappy or stressed 
  • Relationships
  • Sexual health          
  • Healthy skin 
  • Personal and family problems
  • Growth and development
  • Smoking, alcohol and other drugs      
  • Services available for support
  • Hea​dlice

Access: Appointments can be made at the office or students can drop in. The school will be notified if SBYHN is not present on designated day.

Mon, Wed & Fri: Aldridge State High School, upper C block (07) 4120 8444

Tues & Thurs: Maryborough State High School, upper A block (07) 4120 9333

Your right to confidentiality is repected but there are some things that must be referred or acted upon.  Please discuss what can be expected about confidentiality with your Youth Health Nurse.

For more information, please contact the School Based Youth Health Nurse, Trudy Hawkins at the school or via Community Health: (07) 4122 8733.