The Specialist Autism Team is introducing a new way for young people aged 14+ with an autism diagnosis to get confidential help and advice.
ChatAutism is a messaging service that provides a safe and easy way to send a text message to a healthcare professional and get confidential help and advice.
Through ChatAutism, autistic young people who are aged 14 and over are able to access advice and support directly from the Specialist Autism Team.
The service is available 9am-5pm every week day, excluding bank holidays. The text line stays open during the school holidays too. You will receive a response within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.
This service is totally confidential: your information will only be shared if the health professional is worried about you or someone else’s safety or if you share information which may be concerning or put you or someone else at risk or danger.