New NHS-approved text messaging service for children & families

Healthy Futures Calderdale is introducing a new way for young people and families to get advice and support about any physical health or emotional wellbeing concerns. With more people using mobile phones in their daily lives, the ChatHealth messaging service is an easy and convenient way for people to confidentially ask for help about a range of issues.

To access the service, TEXT 07480 635297 (young people) or 07507 332157 (parents/carers) to start a conversation. From 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, they have experienced clinicians waiting to help.  Messages outside this time frame will receive an automated response letting you know when you will receive a reply, and who to contact to get immediate help.