Young people in Sefton have been reminded to reach out to their school nurse and use the text messaging service from Mersey Care NHS Foundation trust if they need help, advice or support this summer.
Any Sefton residents aged 11-19, even if they have left school, can message their school nurse for confidential help and advice about a range of issues including emotional health, sexual health, relationships, alcohol, drugs, and bullying.
Text messaging is available Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) from 9am to 4.30pm. Each message sent to the dedicated number, 07312 263291, will receive an automated message and a reply within 24 working hours.
The Sefton messaging service is run by Mersey Care and powered by the award-winning messaging platform, ChatHealth.
Urgent help should be sought from an NHS Walk In Centre or by calling 111. In an emergency, dial 999 or go to A&E (Emergency Department), the automated message will signpost to these services.
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