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Chat Health

Thriving Kirklees has launched a new way for young people to get advice and support about health related issues direct from their mobile phones.

ChatHealth is an award-winning text messaging service which will now be available for Kirklees’ young people aged 11 – 19 years. They can receive advice from Thriving Kirklees nurses on subjects including sexual health, emotional health and wellbeing, bullying, healthy eating and any general health concerns.

The number is 07520 618866 and it is available Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm (automatic bounce-backs respond to incoming messages out of hours. All text messages will be responded to within one working day).

In addition, parents/carers can contact the service too for advice and help on health and well-being issues relating to their children. The text number for parents to contact Thriving Kirklees nurses is: 07520 618867.

Thriving Kirklees services can also be contacted via the Single Point of Contact – 0300 304 5555 – and the website –

The service is part of Thriving Kirklees’ aim to further improve access to healthcare for young people and to continue improving the quality and safety of the service. Thriving Kirklees is a partnership of local health and wellbeing providers all working together to support children, young people and their families to thrive and be healthy.

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Training

The aim of the session is to raise your awareness of Modern Slavery/ Human Trafficking, how to report it and the processes available to support victims.

For more information, see the flyer.

Home-Start Kirklees

Home-Start Kirklees are pleased to share a new film they have produced which celebrates their 20th anniversary as an independent charity. The footage was filmed at one of the young parents groups and the 20th anniversary afternoon tea event that was attended by families and volunteers last month.

Home-Start are looking to recruit some more volunteers for September training and are hoping this footage will help.

Home-Start would like to take this opportunity to thank all volunteers, trustees, staff, practitioners, agencies, commissioners and donators past and present for their goodwill, support, generosity of time and partnership working over the last 20 years and we hope that this may long continue. (Posted 22/08/2019)

Key Messages

2019 August – Key messages 13 – Featuring KSCP Course Management System, PDVG flyer, Learning the lessons from child deaths, Domestic Violence Protection Order Team Newsletter, Kirklees Youth Alliance flyer, Modern slavery and human trafficking training sessions, Step2, Hate crime briefing sessions & Brunswick Centre Newsletter.