Text-a-Nurse is an easy way for young people aged 11-19 years to confidentially ask for help about a range of issues by sending a text message for advice and support.
You don’t have to give your name. It’s completely confidential.
This service is provided by School Nurses covering the Northern Health Trust area and aims to provide timely convenient access to confidential health advice on various issues;
• Sexual health
• Stress & Anxiety
• Emotional health and wellbeing
• Healthy eating
• Smoking, drugs and alcohol
• General health concerns
If you are aged between 11 and 19, you can confidentially text a school nurse to ask for help, to share your concerns or worries about a range of issues . You can also find out how to access other local services including emotional support or sexual health services. Texts are normally replied to within one working day.
Text a Nurse on 07480635982
Available: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm, excluding bank holidays.
Out of hours
Anyone who texts the service out-of-hours receives an automatic ‘bounce back’ message that explains where to get help, and when they can expect a response.
Text-a-Nurse Poster (Pdf)