ChatHealth is a new NHS text messaging service for 11-19 year olds to get confidential health and wellbeing advice direct to their mobile phone.
Text your worry or question to 07507 332 631 and a school nurse will reply with advice and support. They can help with a wide range of things, such as:
- Anxiety, emotions and anger
- Family issues and friendships
- Body image and identity
- Sexual health and contraception
- Smoking, alcohol and drugs
- Staying healthy
A school nurse will also be able to put you in touch with other local NHS or support services if they feel it would help.
The service is available 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) and you should receive a response within 24 hours.
If you need urgent help, contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call 111, or dial 999 or visit A&E if it’s an emergency.