Are you aged between 11-19 years old and live in Cumbria? Our new text messaging service called ChatHealth is now available for you to use.

ChatHealth is a confidential way that young people can text a School Nurse for any advice and support that they may need. Our School Nurses can provide help with a wide variety of issues from bullying and sexual health to emotional well-being, smoking and general health issues.

ChatHealth is available Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm and all throughout the year. The number to text the service is 07480 635 458. If you send a text outside these hours it will be picked up the next working day. Please be aware that this is a text message only service and videos and images will not be received.

The ChatHealth text messaging service is a completely confidential service and all people who send a text will remain anonymous. The only instance when we may need to find out who you are is if we believe you are at risk, but we will make you aware of this.

Below you can watch a video of two of our School Nurses explaining the ChatHealth service in a school assembly.

ChatHealth proves a success with young people in Cumbria

From Our Children & Families Team ChatHealth proves a success with young people in Cumbria

Young people accross the county are benfitting from texting their School Nurse for support

Summer support for students

Summer support for students

Young people can text for support over the summer