This confidential text messaging service enables children and young people aged 11-19 in West Sussex to send questions to their school nursing team (public health nurses).
The text service is an easy way to ask for help about a range of issues, make an appointment with a school nurse or find out how to access other local services, such as emotional support or sexual health services.
The service receives texts covering a wide range of issues, including:
- sexual health
- family issues
- general health
- exam stress
- and many more.
Students have said they like using the messaging service because it is:
- less embarrassing
- quick and easy
Look out for the launch of a ChatHealth phone app during 2019 too, featuring secure instant messaging.