ChatHealth has been launched to enable students across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) to contact our School Nurses when they need support.
ChatHealth enables students aged 11-19 to text a number and receive confidential advice on a range of topics including mental health and wellbeing, smoking, drugs and alcohol, bullying, body image, relationships and healthy eating.
The number for ChatHealth is 07312 263093 and it will be open Monday to Friday, from 9am-5pm, during term time and school holidays – excluding bank holidays. It is an anonymous and confidential service although service users can be identified if a young person is at risk of significant harm.
ChatHealth is being launched by the Community Children’s Health Partnership, which is led by Sirona care & health and partners. The service is funded by the local authorities across BNSSG and will complement the existing school nursing service.
More details can be found at https://cchp.nhs.uk/chathealth.