There’s a new number for texting a healthcare professional for advice and support. The new service provides parents and young people with quick and easy access to confidential health advice from one of our specialist team.

Parents can text a specialist nurse on 07507 331751 with questions ranging from breastfeeding support and child development, to behavioural issues and general advice.

There is also a dedicated number for young people aged between 11-19 years old. They can text a specialist nurse on 07507 331753 for support on a variety of topics, including:

  • Bullying
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Sexual health
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • And much more

ChatHealth is free (standard message rates apply), confidential and available between 8am-8pm Monday-Friday. The young people’s service is also available 12pm-4pm Saturday-Sunday. Outside of these times an automatic reply will be sent.

For medical advice and help outside of these hours, please contact your GP or call 111.