App helps teenagers seek advice from school nurses

A smartphone app has been credited with encouraging more boys to seek help and easing the pressure on school nurses.

Children and teenagers in Leicestershire can now contact school nurses to request confidential advice on sensitive issues via the secure mobile app or by text message.

A pilot service has been available to more than 4,000 pupils and from March, it will be rolled out to cover all full-time students aged 11 to 19 in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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