Free, Safe and Anonymous Online Support for Young People
Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being support service for children and young people available free at the point of use when commissioned in their area.
As an early intervention solution, Kooth helps to reduce waiting times for young people seeking help while removing the stigma associated with accessing mental health support.
One in 10 children and young people (aged 5-16) have a clinically diagnosable mental health problem, yet 70% have not sought appropriate interventions. Kooth offers an early intervention solution for young people accessing support, by providing a safe, confidential and anonymous service available through any connected device.
Young people can log on to Kooth through their smart phone, tablet or computer to access qualified counsellors online up to 10pm, 365 days a year. Young people can also read self-help materials co-produced by other young people, join live moderated peer-to-peer support forums and access a goal-based journal. Our team of accredited counsellors, therapists and support workers provide guided and outcome-focused support for each individual.
As a self-referral service, Kooth offers young people the choice and autonomy they need, while providing an easy route to face-to-face counselling and other services. We are continuously collaborating with local authorities, CCGs, foundation trusts, charities and other organisations to provide an early intervention solution with clear escalation and de-escalation pathways.