‘Text a Nurse’ Service

by | Mar 4, 2021

The Department of Education has introduced a new ‘Text a Nurse’ service to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 11-19 in Northern Ireland.

It provides a secure and confidential text messaging service to easily and anonymously get in touch with a school nurse for advice and support about physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

It provides advice and support for a range of issues including:

  • emotional health and wellbeing
  • stress and anxiety
  • self-harm
  • alcohol and drugs
  • body image
  • smoking
  • bullying
  • sexual health

The service operates from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday in term time and in school holidays (except for Bank Holidays) and is manned by a team of school nurses.

You can access it by messaging the number below for the area in which you live:

  • Belfast Trust Text –A-Nurse: 07507 328290
  • Northern Trust: Text –A-Nurse: 07480 635982
  • Southern Trust Text –A-Nurse: 07507 328057
  • Western Trust Text –A-Nurse: 07480 635984
  • South Eastern Trust Text –A-Nurse: 07507 327263 (Lisburn area)