They provide an anonymous and confidential service using a mix of counselling, support and advice on a drop in, out of hours and structured sessions.
The website itself contains the following:
- Message forums – get support from other young people
- Self help tools
- Messaging – online instant messaging service with a Kooth worker
- Online magazine – read articles written by others and contribute yourself!
- Games, blogs and more…
Aimed at helping with a range of topic including:
- Eating disorders
- General health
All counsellors are trained, qualified and used to working with the age group using the service.
What will Kooth provide for EH4MH?
Young people aged 11 to 18 years will have access to online advice, self-help tools and counselling through Kooth.com. This is available 365 days a year and interactive counselling is available till 10pm every night.
The Emotional Health and Wellbeing Champion based in each school will promote the service, enable access to Kooth.com through school-based computers, and co-ordinate support to young people using the service.