Textcare provides personalised emotional support in a considered caring way for anyone affected by mental health issues, including families, friends and carers.
Having a mental health condition, or caring for someone who does, may leave you feeling distressed, lonely or isolated.
Textcare provides help at times that are relevant for you, for instance:
• A regular time when you may feel lonely or isolated, for example on evenings, weekends or when other support is not available.
• A specific time when you would like some extra support, for example before attending an appointment.
* Textcare provides one text per week for five weeks. If you would like to continue the support beyond this time, simply make another request
Textcare is a one-way service, so you will not be able to respond directly to the text messages received.
We can only respond to requests by the person who wants to receive texts, not to ones sent on another personís behalf
Textcare is NOT a crisis service. If you need support in a crisis, please refer to our crisis page
Due to the demand of the service you need to submit your request a minimum of 72 hours before the time you would like to receive a message.
Textcare is a confidential service for those aged 16 or over. For more information on our confidentiality policy please click here.
We may on certain occasions call you to clarify what support might be helpful for us to include in our Textcare service to you.