Inter Island Public Health Forum

Isabel Steele

Isabel Steele

Title of Presentation: ‘Cool2Talk – young people’s health information online resource.’

Cool2talk is an interactive website that allows young people to have health-related questions answered honestly and accurately by qualified staff off-island.

Methods

The site offers confidential and anonymous reassurance, information and advice on health-related issues to young people aged 12-20 years. It can also provide signposting to local or national services as appropriate. It is promoted through all secondary schools and staff from cool2talk visit the islands regularly to maintain contacts with local young people and agencies.

Conclusions

Cool2talk offers young people, living in tightly-knit remote communities, anonymity to have their personal concerns answered objectively and professionally.