Student Health


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The Student Health Team’s Mission
IES Central Student Health
School Doctors
School Nurses
School Counsellors
School Psychologists
Special Educators
Career Counselors

The Student Health Team’s Mission

The student health team works to promote students' learning, development and health as well as to prevent illness. The team has both a preventative and a responsive role which includes elements of medicine, psychology, psychosocial and special education.

Staff involved attend the school's student health team meetings and collaborate with other school staff as well as with external actors including the “landsting” and social services.

Confidentiality -”tystnadsplikt”

Student health staff work with each other and with other school staff if necessary, and patient confidentiality is observed. Patient confidentiality is regulated by school law (Skollagen) and the Patient Safety Act (Patientsäkerhetslagen).


IES Central Student Health

The central student health team at Internationella Engelska Skolan consists of the director of student health, the nurse coordinators, and the school psychologist coordinator. The mission of the central student health team is to support the student health personnel in their work, to develop guidelines for the organisation and to carry out systematic quality work. 

Comments and complaints

For comments and complaints regarding student health please contact department head: 

Contact information: 
For specific cases please contact your child's school to speak to the nurse.

Director of student health:
Helena Lüning

Nurse coordinators:
Jenny Lindholm
Malin Vesström
Anna Jansson
Hannah Ertman Söderlind

Head counsellor:
Carola Eurenius 

School psychologist coordinator:
Ricard Magnusson
Via director of student health.

School Doctors

The school doctor is a specialist with knowledge of children and teenagers’ normal development as well as medical issues and mental health and illness in terms of children and young people. The school doctor works both with remedial efforts regarding individual students and health promotion and prevention work. The school doctor works closely with the school nurse and also contributes with his/her knowledge in the student care team. 

The school doctor’s main tasks:

  • Contributes with medical knowledge about the factors that promote or hinder physical and mental health as well as learning and development 
  • Doctor visits for those students who need to be followed up after health visits and health talks or for other school related reasons
  • Prescribes, if necessary, supplementary vaccinations to those students who are not vaccinated according to the Swedish program for vaccinations


School Nurses

School nurses are part of the school's student health team and work primarily with preventive and health promotion initiatives and with simpler healthcare initiatives. If necessary, the school nurse will book in time with the school physician. 

Preventative health care:

  • Health interviews are held in pre-school class, year 2, year 4 and either year 7 or year 8. (In schools that have health interviews in grade 8, a simpler health examination is also made in year 6).
  • Follow-up and control of, among other things, growth and the health of students’ backs.
  • Vaccinations according to the Swedish National Vaccination Program, which in primary school include vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), human papillomavirus and diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough. Students who do not follow the national vaccination program are vaccinated according to their individual schedule.
  • Collaboration within the school including with special educators, specialist teachers, school teachers, school psychologists, school counsellors, teachers / mentors and school management, as well as external bodies such as BUP, health centres, youth clinics and social services together with guardians and students.

Simple health care:

  • Drop-in healthcare according to local routine at the respective school.
  • Emergency care in case of accident.

Medicine at school:
In some cases, the nurse may, if necessary, provide medicine such as painkillers to students. It is important that the students who have medicines prescribed and are able to take them without help, for example, medicine for asthma and migraines, bring their own medicine to school. In cases where the attending physician / medical staff assess that the student needs an adult's help to take his or her medicine, an action plan or "self-care plan"/ ”egenvårdsplan” from the attending physician / medical staff is required so that the school can help. For more information, please refer to the National Agency for Education's information on self-care (egenvård), see link below. 
Special Diets
If a special diet is required for medical reasons (ie food allergy or other illness), the special diet and a certificate from a doctor or dietician should be submitted to the school nurse. Guardians are responsible for ensuring that the school always has up-to-date information about the need for any special diet.
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School Counsellors

School counsellors are part of each school's student health team and work primarily with prevention and health promotion efforts aimed at creating a good working environment at the school so that students can study, meet the knowledge requirements and develop as individuals. The counsellor works through different types of conversations and has in-depth skills in communication and counseling. The counsellor has regular contact with students, parents, school staff, support organisations, etc. 

The main duties of the counsellor are:

  • Speaking with students.
  • Working with students in groups and classes.
  • Health promotion and prevention activities.
  • Supervision and consultation for school staff.
  • Collaboration with various support organizations such as BUP, social services, youth surgery etc. 
  • Support if crises and conflicts arise.
  • Networking meetings.
  • Planning to prevent abuse and discrimination.



School psychologist

The school psychologist is an expert in developmental psychology, learning disabilities, behavioral problems and psychological ill health.  This expertise contributes to the team's health promotion and preventive work. The school psychologist also carries out remedial actions for individual students.
The main duties of the school psychologist:

  • Supervision and consultation with educators and members of the student health team. 
  • Contribute knowledge of which factors promote or hinder mental health or learning and development.
  • School psychological investigations to understand the needs of individuals for learning support.

Special Educators

Special Educators are part of each school's student health team and work with students both individually, in smaller groups or in class to support students to be able to meet the knowledge requirements and develop as individuals. 

The main duties of the Special Educators are:

  • Working with students individually, in groups or classes
  • Screening students in reading, writing and math
  • Supporting individual students or smaller groups of students when it's time for National Tests in year 3, year 6 and year 9
  • Guiding students and teachers with alternative learning tools and learning styles
  • Writing “pedagogiska utredningar” and åtgärdsprogram and creating support
  • Writing applications for extra voucher based on individual student needs

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Career Counselors

Career Counselors are part of each school's student health team and work with students both individually and in smaller groups to help students gain increased self-awareness and meet the requirements for future education.

The main duties of the Career Counselors are:

  • Counsel students individually or in groups, helping them identify the factors influencing their future study and career development
  • Helping students assess their interests, abilities and values
  • Helping students create a plan to achieve academic and career goals
  • Counsel students on the basis of the student and school needs
  • Collaborate with teachers, administrators and parents to help students succeed

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