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Each year 1,700 public school children in need come to Stewart House from many parts of NSW and the ACT. During their stay, children are provided with optometric, dental and medical treatment as well as emotional support.
During their 12-day stay at Stewart House, children are provided with medical, dental and optometric assessment and treatment. For children requiring additional support, counselling is available. This is balanced with health and education programs and out of school activities to boost their self-esteem and promote better physical and mental health. These services are provided free of charge to over 1700 public school children a year who attend this unique facility.
The health and wellbeing team at Stewart House includes our two Student Wellbeing Managers (one a Clinical Psychologist), a Health Liaison Officer and a Student Placements Officer. This team directly supports the children’s wellbeing during their stay and provides advice and assistance to our residential supervisors and school teachers. We also have a registered nurse position funded through the Northern Sydney Local Health District of NSW Department of Health. The nurse’s role is to perform hearing screening, asthma checks, personal hygiene and dietary education for the visiting children and to ensure they remain healthy throughout their stay. If any concerns are identified, parents/carers are contacted and a report will be sent home to the parent/carer outlining any treatments that occurred as well as any recommendations for further care.
Children may also receive a referral to Go4Fun. Go4Fun is a free healthy lifestyle program for children aged 7-13 years with a focus on healthy eating and getting active.
Stewart House offers a free-of-charge 12-day residential program for children from Year 2 to Year 8 who are enrolled in public schools in NSW and the ACT. Children younger or older may only attend with prior approval from Stewart House.
Your school Principal nominates children who will benefit from the Stewart House Program.
Children from Year 2 - Year 8
- Children and Young People
- Community Health Care
- Mental Health Services
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