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Posted on 3 July 2020

We would like to introduce a new way for young people ages 11-19 years to contact a School Nurse via text for confidential advice and support. This is called ChatHealth.

ChatHealth is a secure and confidential NHS approved text messaging service that is now offered by the School Nursing Service in Derbyshire for young people aged 11-19 years. This provides another way for young people to seek advice from a School Nurse through text on topics including relationship advice, healthy eating, smoking cessation, bullying and concerns and worries, mental health and much more. The School Nurse will aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours, Monday to Friday between hours of 9am-4:30pm (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays).

To use this service, text the School Nurse on: 07507 330025

Over the next few months, you may begin to see the distinctly branded ChatHealth credit cards and posters around the school community and we will look to email these resources out for you to display in your school.

We appreciate the challenges to try and promote this in the current situation where young people are not at school. However if you can consider any virtual means you have set up within your school to communicate School Nurse support to young people through ChatHealth.

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