NHS launches ChatHealth in Stockport
It will be available for those aged 11-19 years old and open to discuss all subjects, such as mental health, healthy eating or sexual health.
From 8 June, the ChatHealth service launches in and around the Stockport area for young people
The service allows children and young people to seek confidential health and relationship advice from their local school nurse. It will be available for those aged 11-19 years old and open to discuss all subjects, such as mental health, healthy eating or sexual health.
Once connected, you will receive a message from a local health professional ready to listen and advise within 24 hours.
It’s safe and easy for you to speak to a qualified health professional. Just send a message, you don’t have to give your name. Discreet and quick. It only takes one message to start making a difference. You’ll get confidential advice from trained health staff in your area.
Start a chat
Professional help and friendly staff
Need to talk? Whatever’s on your mind, ChatHealth can help. Even if you just need someone who understands or want advice for a friend. The teams they work with help lots of people like teenagers in schools, parents of young children and mums with new born babies.
Health professionals start messaging
Set-up a messaging service and support more people, more easily with the resources you already have. You’ll start conversations earlier, stop problems escalating and make connections where it’s hard to reach.
Need to talk? how it works
We’ll confirm receipt of your message immediately then you’ll speak to a health professional who will listen, ask questions and support you. You only have to share what you feel comfortable with and you can ask questions too.
Most teams reply during normal office hours. If you message out-of-hours they’ll reply when they’re next in. You should always hear back from someone within 24 working hours at most. If you need help in the meantime contact your doctor, visit a NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. If it is an emergency, dial 999 or visit A&E.