Deadly Cru Helping Boys Get Clontarf Health Checks

Published on Friday, 13 May 2022 at 11:25:27 AM

Term 2 started off with a bang for Clontarf Health Checks, with the Deadly Cru attending Champion Bay Senior High School from 27th – 29th of April, to give young boys in years 10, 11, and 12 a health check-up.

Deadly Cru has a working partnership with Clontarf that allows them to go into the schools and give the boys their health checks in an environment they are comfortable with.

To complete the Clontarf Health Checks, a Youth Worker, Aboriginal Practitioner, and Medical Doctor need to be present. The Youth Worker does an initial behaviour assessment and mental health check, asking the boys if they drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, or do any drugs. If they are, there is no judgement – the boys are provided with counselling and offered information about support available.

Next, they see the Aboriginal Practitioner who does a general health check on their height, weight, blood sugar, and a urine sample to ensure they are all healthy.

This information all then gets provided to the Medical Doctor who oversees everything, asks if the boys have any concerns, and supplies referrals or scripts as needed.

Dr Win, Levi, and Tim did a fantastic job and in just three days were able to complete 53 health checks on the Champion Bay boys.

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