Kooth - Children and young people's mental health support

Children and young people in St Helens aged from 11-25 can access free mental health support via Kooth.com, an online counselling and wellbeing platform - something that could prove a lifeline for anyone struggling during the Covid-19 crisis.

Kooth.com is an online mental health and wellbeing platform that offers young people aged 11-25 instant free and anonymous access to self-help materials, live moderated discussion forums and tools such as online journals and goal trackers as well as the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor.  

Commissioned by NHS St Helens CCG just before the Covid-19 crisis took hold, the site offers access to trained counsellors who are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed and outside counselling hours, can message the team and get support by the next day.

Young people aged 11-25 can visit www.kooth.com to sign up to access free, safe and anonymous online support.

View the video to find out more about how Kooth works: https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87de