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ChatHealth launches today!

chathealth v2An award-winning school nurse messaging service for young people is being rolled out by the school health service today. ChatHealth, is a new way for young people to get advice and support around health related issues direct from the School Nurse service has launched across Manchester.

It is a safe and secure messaging service which protects confidentiality and anonymity and is monitored by a small team of trained nurses. Young people aged between 11 and 16 can text for

advice on all kinds of health issues, such as sexual health, emotional health and wellbeing, bullying, healthy eating and any general health concerns.

The aim is to further improve access to healthcare for young people and to continue to improve the quality and safety of the service whilst working in a young people friendly manner.

One of our school nurses, Anna Davies, won the Brilliant Ideas Award at the We're Proud of You awards ceremony after networking with a number of different agencies and Trusts who had developed ChatHealth. She recognised this way of working would improve access to the School Nursing service and pupils would receive up-to-date health information and advice in a timely manner.