Text Support Service

Description

A confidential text messaging service for young people, parents and carers across Oldham

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has teamed up with ChatHealth, an award winning messaging helpline platform providing a safe way for service users to anonymously get in touch with a healthcare professional via their mobile phone.

The Bridgewater 0-19 Service, covering Health Visiting and School Nursing, introduced this new way for young people, parents and carers to get confidential information, advice and support.

Professionals will be on hand to answer a variety of health and wellbeing issues including anxiety, bullying, child development and sexual health.

Here’s how to contact the ChatHealth service:

  • Parent Service 0-5 year olds: If you are a parent carer and need advice conatact - 07480 635 990
  • Parent Service 5 - 9 year olds: If you are a parent carer and need advice contact - 07507 330 499
  • Young People's Service 11 - 19 year olds: If you are a young person wanting anonymous advice on a range of topics that include: Mental health, relationships, alcohol, smoking, bullying or more contact - 07480 635 990

Or visit www.chathealth.nhs.uk to start a chat.

For medical help and advice outside of these hours, users are advised to call their GP, call 111, or dial 999 if it is an emergency.

Updated: 08/09/2021