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About Chat Health

Find out below whether the Chat Health texting service is available in your local area

ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team.

You’ll see below the areas of the country where ChatHealth is available at the moment, as well as the numbers to use if you want to text a public health nurse (school nurse). You can get in touch for advice about any aspect of your physical or emotional health.


Leicester City

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Text: 07520 615 386

The service is available Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (except bank holidays). During these times we aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours.


Leicestershire and Rutland

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Text: 07520 615 387

The service is available Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (except bank holidays). During these times we aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours.


Coventry

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Text: 07507 331 949

The service is available Monday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm (except bank holidays). During these times we aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours.


Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Text: 07480 636 050

The service is available Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (except bank holidays). During these times we aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours.


Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Text: 07507 329 952

The service is available Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm (except bank holidays). During these times we aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours.


Birmingham

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Birmingham text: 07480 635485

Sandwell text: 07480 635486


Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

Text: 07480 635443


Manchester

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Text: 07507 330205


London- Compass Wellbeing

Text: 07507 332942


London- Guy’s and St Thomas’

Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust

Text: 07507 332150


North East London

North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Text: 07520 632503


Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust

Text: 07507 333351


Dorset

Dorset Healthcare University NHS FT

Text: 07480 635510 


Lancashire

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Text: 07507 330509


North East Lincolnshire

North East Lincolnshire Council

Text: 07507 331620


East Surrey

First Community Health and Care

Text: 07507 329951


Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Text: 07507 329600


Northumbria

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust

North Tyneside Text: 07507 332532

Northumberland Text: 07507 332258


Pennines

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Text: 07507 330382


Shropshire

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

Text: 07507 330346


Hampshire

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Text: 07507 332160


Suffolk

Suffolk County Council

Text: 07507 333356


Sussex

Sussex Community NHS Trust

Brighton and Hove Text: 07480 635423

West Sussex Text: 07480 635424


Wiltshire

Virgin Care Limited

Text: 07480 635513


Walsall

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Text: 07480 635363


Worcestershire

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Text: 07507 331750


Kent

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Text: 07507 332473


Remember, your public health nurse (school nurse) is a great source of confidential advice and support. As well as  the ChatHealth service, you can make an appointment to speak to your public health nurse (school nurse) in school.

If you need urgent help, and it’s outside of the ChatHealth service hours for your area, contact your doctor, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111.  If it is an emergency, dial 999 or visit A&E.