A group to support people in Gloucestershire who have long term tinnitus is being launched in Gloucester. This is an initiative between the British Tinnitus Association (BTA), Gloucester Deaf Association (GDA) and the CCG, and is suitable for people for whom no further treatment is available.
The group will be held on the first Tuesday of each month and will start on Tuesday 4 September 4 from 2pm to 4pm at Gloucestershire Deaf Association, Colin Rd, Gloucester, GL4 3JL.
School Nurse text service for young people
ChatHealth is a text messaging service offering the county’s 11-19 year olds confidential advice about their health and wellbeing. It is offered by the GCSNHST School Nursing Team.
The service offers support to young people with questions relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues including relationships, bullying, healthy lifestyle, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, alcohol, self-harm and sexual health. As well as giving advice, the School Nursing Team can signpost to appropriate services and other support.
Messages sent to the dedicated number (07507 333351) are delivered to a secure website, and responded to by a GCSNHST School Nurse. The service is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays. Texts are usually replied to within 24 hours. Out of hours, anyone who texts the service receives a bounce back message explaining where to get help if their question is urgent, and when they can expect a response.
Although the service is confidential and young people do not need to disclose their name, if there is a concern for an individual’s safety, there are safeguarding procedures in place. Young people will still be able to see a School Nurse face-to- face in a school or college drop-in or other setting.
To contact the service, text: 07507 333351
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