Southern Health launches text service to support parents of children under five
FAMILIES with young children will be able to access information and support thanks to a new text messaging service.
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust'sÂ health visiting service has launched ChatHealth 0-5.
It is for parents and carers of childrenÂ under five who live in the area covered by the trust including Gosport, Havant and Fareham.
Ginny Taylor, head of children and family services, said:Â '˜ChatHealth 11-16 for secondary school age children has been run by Southern Health's school nursing service for twoÂ years and has had huge success.
'˜Launching ChatHealth 0-5 builds on thisÂ and is an exciting opportunity to make health information more easily accessible for parents and carers. ItÂ will help them get responsive advice and support via their phones.'
The service is run byÂ health visitors andÂ is available Monday to Thursday from 9am to 4.30pmÂ and Fridays 9am to 4pm.
TextÂ 07520 615720.