We believe teenage students need support in looking after their health and wellbeing

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ESC Student

We know that when teenage school students develop physical or mental health problems, the can sometimes find it hard to know what to do next. 

It can be a real challenge for them to know if it's safe to manage common health issues such as spots, period problems or exam stress themselves, what warning signs to look out for and when to seek help from their teacher, school nurse or doctor.

As a result, school students may suffer avoidable poor physical or mental health, which can impact on their general wellbeing, academic performance and ability to take part in learning activities.

Some of them may even drop out of school for health reasons, which can negatively affect their higher education and future employability.

Giving students easy access to reliable health information

To help older teenagers make sense of their symptoms and enable them to make informed decisions about their health, we believe it's really important that they have easy access to reliable, clear and relevant health information.

In partnership with students we've developed an easy-to-use smartphone app ('ESC Student') that

  • provides them with clear answers to important health questions - within seconds, on-the-go and discreetly, and without the need for an internet connection
  • gives safe and reliable general health information and advice, because it's been produced by NHS doctors, together with students and topic experts
  • supports students in taking sensible action when they have a health problem, so they know what to do next and where to go for further information.

We regularly review and update ESC Student to ensure students who downloaded it get up-to-date information and advice - at no extra cost.

Provide your students with health and wellbeing support

We know that secondary schools can find it challenging to provide their students with up-to-date health information.

Our new ESC Student health app, endorsed by the UK Higher Education Policy Institute, is a low-cost tool that enables your older teenage students to make informed decisions about their health 'on-the-go'.

Now you can make ESC student easily available to your students through the the Apple Volume Purchase Programme and Google Play for Work,

The UK Higher Education Policy Institute says:

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HEPI Report 88

"We recommend that higher education institutions advertise the ESC Student app and encourage its use." 

Higher Education Policy Institute, Report 88 (page 47), September 2016

So you can feel reassured, we're certified by the NHS England Information Standard as a producer of reliable health information and have undergone a rigorous assessment process to ensure that the information ESC Student provides is clear, accurate, evidence-based, up-to-date and easy to use.

Get in touch today

To learn more or to talk about how we can support your college or university you can call Dr Knut Schroeder on +44 117 9243965, email knut.schroeder@expertselfcare.com, or use our web contact form.

Useful resources

If you want to raise awareness about ESC Student among your student population, feel free to download and distribute these resources: