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School Nurse text service for young people
ChatHealth is a text messaging service offering the county’s 11-19 year olds confidential advice about their health and wellbeing. It is offered by the GCSNHST School Nursing Team.
The service offers support to young people with questions relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues including relationships, bullying, healthy lifestyle, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, alcohol, self-harm and sexual health. As well as giving advice, the School Nursing Team can signpost to appropriate services and other support.
Messages sent to the dedicated number (07507 333351) are delivered to a secure website, and responded to by a GCSNHST School Nurse. The service is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays. Texts are usually replied to within 24 hours. Out of hours, anyone who texts the service receives a bounce back message explaining where to get help if their question is urgent, and when they can expect a response.
Although the service is confidential and young people do not need to disclose their name, if there is a concern for an individual’s safety, there are safeguarding procedures in place. Young people will still be able to see a School Nurse face-to- face in a school or college drop-in or other setting.
To contact the service, text: 07507 333351
Are you worried about your child's mental health, emotional well-being or behaviour?
A support advice line and online text chat service for parents and carers of children and young people with emotional well-being and/or mental health issues was launched on Monday 15 April 2019.
This service is being piloted for two years by a well-known voluntary and community sector provider, TiC+. This is following an engagement exercise with parents and carers and staff who work with children and young people who fed back the need for additional support.
The telephone advice line is available on:
Mondays between 5pm and 9pm
Tuesdays between 9am and 1pm
Wednesdays between 5pm and 9pm and
Saturdays between 9am and 1pm.
The number is Freephone - 0800 625675
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