ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) in Dorset to send questions via text message to their school nursing team. They will then receive a reply that includes signposting to additional services.
The service is available Monday to Friday between 8.30am-4.30pm. This includes school holidays but not bank holidays.
If a child or young person sends a text outside these hours they will receive an automated message with advice on where to get help if they require it urgently. The ChatHealth nurse will reply to the message when the service reopens.
Children and young people can text about a range of issues including:
- self harm
- Sexual health.
We also offer these children the opportunity of support, virtually, via Attend Anywhere.
The ChatHealth telephone number for children and young people aged 11-19 years old to text is 07480 635511.
Please click here to visit the ChatHealth website.