ChatHealth launches today!
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
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
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