New sexual health text messaging service for young people

11th February 2022

Young people aged 13-19 in Dorset can now access support via ‘Let’s Chat Sexual Health’ – a brand new confidential text messaging service.

It is provided by Sexual Health Dorset, part of Dorset HealthCare, and offers advice and information about topics such as emergency contraception, unplanned pregnancies, contraception, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STIs).

The service can also answer questions on general sexual health matters, the locations of clinics around the county, and the wide range of support available through Sexual Health Dorset.

To speak to a sexual health advisor, just text 07312 263101 for fully confidential advice and support.

Joanne Goodman, Advanced Clinical Nurse Lead for Sexual Health Dorset, said:

“It’s fantastic news that we can now offer this additional service for young people across the county. We want to encourage those that need support to text us so we can help them and provide the right advice in an easy and accessible way.”

Let’s Chat Sexual Health is available from 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and bank holidays), with a sexual health advisor responding to messages within one working day. If a text is sent outside of these hours, service users will receive an automated message with advice on where to get help if they require it urgently.

Let’s Chat Sexual Health is not an emergency service.  For urgent medical attention contact your GP or NHS 111, or call 999.

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