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ChatHealth - text messaging service

ChatHealth is a secure and confidential text messaging service for young people, aged 11-19. It provides an easy and anonymous access with a healthcare professional for advice and support.

The service provides information about sensitive issues on:

  • stress and anxiety
  • bullying
  • self-harm
  • alcohol and drugs
  • sex, contraception and relationships
  • sensitive issues
  • any other health matters you are concerned about

Texts will be responded to by the school nursing team within one working day.

The service also provides more information about accessing other local services including getting help with emotional health, weight management and healthy relationships.

  • Service Location:
    • Brighton
    • Hove
    • West Sussex
  • How To Access:
    ChatHealth
  • Contact Details:
    If you live in West Sussex, you can text 07480 635424.

    If you live in Brighton & Hove, you can text 07480 635423.
  • Opening Hours:
    Monday to Friday, 9am - 4.30pm excluding bank holidays.

    Outside of these hours, an automated message is sent with advice on where to get help if the question is urgent.
  • How to find us:
    You can find us via text, with the numbers for West Sussex and Brighton & Hove above.
  • More Information:
  • Directorate:
  • Reference Directory ID:
    22988