The Health and Wellbeing Centre is situated in the SMART building, overlooking the Astro and is run by our brilliant nursing team of Mrs Jill Blakeney and Mrs Carey Allen.
Jill is a Registered General Nurse who has worked at Bredon for 5 years. She has a background in expedition medicine, medical, renal and rehabilitation as well as the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) Diploma in School Nursing.
Carey is a Registered Mental Health Nurse with a BSc in Mental Health Practice. Her background before Bredon is as a senior mental health practitioner in CAMHS. Carey is also a qualified DBT nurse therapist.
The Centre provides comprehensive care during school hours and is open from 7:30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. It contains a large, bright and airy triage room, seven single rooms with beds, toilet and shower facilities, a small kitchen and a fully equipped clinic.
The medical team care for pupils with a range of conditions and are on duty to administer prescribed medication to pupils throughout the day. The nurses also provide care for sudden illness and accidents and arrange outside health appointments when pupils need to see a doctor, physiotherapist or asthma specialist, for example.
The nurses are always on hand to offer support and advice throughout the school day. Pupils can make an appointment to visit the Health and Wellbeing Centre to talk about any concerns they may have, whether related to general health, wellbeing, anxiety or everyday teenage worries.
There is always a trained nurse on duty to offer help and support to parents should they have any concerns about their son or daughter. You can get in touch with the Health and Wellbeing Centre via email firstname.lastname@example.org.