Young people can access this service anonymously by signing onto www.Kooth.com. Kooth provides unique out of office hours’ provision and is open 7 days per week, 365 days a year from 12pm until 10pm weekdays and from 6pm until 10pm on Saturday and Sundays. Young people can join pre-moderated forums and read self-help articles (many written by young people) to provide peer-led and self-help support.
Kooth helps to reduce waiting times for young people seeking help and removes stigma around mental health and accessing services. Kooth integrates with face-to-face local services to ensure a seamless transition for young people.
The team of qualified counsellors, therapists and support workers provide guided, outcome-focused help for each individual. Kooth take safeguarding and clinical governance extremely seriously. The safety and wellbeing of all service users is an upmost priority.
Please see details below of upcoming webinars introducing the service and details of how to access digital and hard copy resources about Kooth.
- Monday 23 October 2023, 12pm – 1pm – How Kooth can support marginalised identities (Professionals session)
- Tuesday 21 November 2023, 1pm – 2pm – Kooth Suicide Awareness and Prevention (Professionals session)
A full list of Kooth webinars for professionals, parents/carers and children and young people can be found here.
Kooth is also able to provide virtual presentations via Zoom to classes or year groups. Presentations will introduce Kooth and the support that is available as part of your school’s approach to wellbeing. To discuss booking a presentation or how to fully integrate the service into your school, please email [email protected].
The Kooth digital mental health service has been commissioned by Health and Care Portsmouth and has been introduced to schools in partnership with Portsmouth Education Partnership.