Topic 6 France

There is no referral from a general practitioner necessary but referral from the teachers and directors of schools.
The school nurse is the first point of contact for students and can make the link with the school doctor and the National Education system if necessary. The school’s principal educational advisor can be contacted by the student or parents.
The Social Service Assistant is responsible for listening, advising and supporting students in order to promote their individual and social success.
The school psychologists’ goal is to create the conditions for a psychological balance of the students that will favor their success and their commitment to school.

The school doctor carries out individual and collective prevention and health promotion activities, carries out compulsory health check-ups and develops health programs for schools.

INPES provides documentation and brochures useful for public health prevention 

INPES provides them with a website about their health 

listening, prevention and orientation places in terms of global health prevention that welcome young people from 11 to 25 years old.  

Tel : 06 35 13 14 29

are small local structures intended for young people aged 16 to 25 in distress due to social, psychological, educational, family, school or professional difficulties. They welcome, listen to, support, raise awareness, provide guidance and mediation. 

accompanies parents and young people in their daily worries, schooling, couple problems, relationship with a teenager via telephone listening, conferences, consultations, discussion groups.


In each department, UDAF’s mission is to promote, defend and represent the interests of all families living in the department. In its institutional mission, the UDAF gathers the family associations of the department and ensures the coordination and the animation of the family movement on its territory. 

The CMP (Centre Médico Psychologique) or CMPado are centers attached to a hospital in cities with more than 20,000 inhabitants, provide medical-psychological and social consultations for any person in psychological suffering and organize their eventual referral to appropriate structures. Requests for emergency interventions are not recommended.

are centers managed by associations. They organize multidisciplinary care for children and adolescents from 0 to 20 years old. Their role is more concerned with school or learning difficulties. The possibilities of emergency interventions are very limited.

are places where adolescents are welcomed, whatever their questions or concerns are (medical, sexual, psychological, academic, legal, social…). They do not really provide structured care.

provides information about young people’s professional future (training, employment, jobs) and the management of their daily lives (rights, housing, leisure, vacations).