What's happening this term?


The Immunisation Schedule for 2017/2018 is currently:

  • HPV 1st Dose September 2017 to October 2017
  • HPV 2nd Dose March 2018 to April 2018
  • Flu – September 2017 to December 2017
  • TdiPV/MenACWY - January 2018 to March 2018


21st June 2017 – Launch of the ChatHealth School Nursing Text Service

ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) in Dorset to send questions via SMS to their School Nursing Team. The child or young person then receives a reply that includes signposting to additional services. The ChatHealth Service will be available Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16:30.

This includes school holidays, but not Bank Holidays. If a child or young person texts outside of these hours they will receive an automated message with advice on where to get help if their question is urgent. The ChatHealth Nurse will reply to the message when ChatHealth re-opens.

Children and young people can text about a range of issues including:

  • Relationships
  • Weight
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Drugs
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Alcohol
  • Self Harm

The ChatHealth telephone number will go live on 21st June 2017.

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