ChatHealth, a confidential text messaging service for children, young people and families

Healthy Futures Calderdale has introduced a new way for school-aged children and young people and families to access advice and support about any physical health or emotional wellbeing

 


Access ChatHealth: https://chathealth.nhs.uk

ChatHealth is an NHS-approved secure and confidential text messaging service. To access ChatHealth, TEXT 07480 635297 (young people) or 07507 332157 (parents/carers) to start a conversation.  Texts will cost the same as a standard text or will come out of your contract message allowance.

 

From 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, experienced clinicians are waiting to help.  Messages outside this time frame will receive an automated response letting you know when you will receive a reply, and who to contact to get immediate help.

 

Healthy Futures Calderdale specialist teams can support families with things like: sleep, bullying, healthy eating, allergies, continence, safeguarding, sexual health, behavioural problems, emotional wellbeing, relationships, drugs and alcohol, bereavement, puberty and growing up, complex health needs, and body worries, and can signpost or refer on to other services as appropriate.

 

Clinicians can also be contacted by calling 0303 330 9974.