School Nurse Information

School nurse parent information newsletters - lots of useful information including signs to look for specific medical conditions.
Parents can self-refer to the school nurse service by calling the hub on 0333 234 1903 and selecting option 3.
Chat Health launching in Devon
Parents/carers can now access health service advice via a Health Visitor or School Nurse by text, 9am -5pm Monday - Friday   07520 631721.
There's also a separate line for young people (11-19 year olds) to contact a School Nurse directly, 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday   07520631722 
  • Chat Health is highly acclaimed by Department of Health and was awarded innovation prize by NHS England.
  • Automatic messages confirm receipt, operating hours, confidentiality and record keeping and signposting information. Responses provided within 24 hour timeframe by designated trained Health Visitors and School Nurses.  
  • Increased accessibility, and choice of contact method, for young people and families.  
  • Enabling greater access to the PHN service by young men, working families and hard to reach groups  
  • Enhancing early intervention and prevention offer in PHN.  

Confidential access to advice


What can parents/carers and young people text about?

School nurses can support young people with a range of difficulties such as:

  • Puberty 
  • Bullying
  • Sexual health
  • Relationships/friendships
  • Acne
  • Mental health
  • Sleep
  • Exam stress
  • Drugs, smoking and alcohol
  • Healthy eating

Parents and carers can text a Health Visitor who can help with all kinds of things like:

  • Child health and development
  • Adjusting to parenting
  • Feeding/sleep/routines
  • Toileting/continence
  • Parental mental health