Kooth is a free online service that offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people. KOOTH.com is a FREE, safe, confidential, non-judgmental and anonymous way for young people (aged 11-19/11-25 care leavers ) that attend a Slough school to access counselling, advice and support on-line. Kooth's counsellors and therapists are available until 10pm, 365 days a year. You can talk to other young people anonymously on the forums whenever you like, and keep an online journal.
Subscribing to Kooth means you can read its online magazine and maybe even write for it. You can also use Kooth to set goals with your online counsellor or therapist and keep a record of how you are doing.
Evidence suggests that Kooth can help children and young people with a range of emotional and psychological problems.
Who is it suitable for?
Kooth is suitable for children and young people aged 11 to 19 / 11 to 25 care leavers. It can help with lots of different problems, including family problems, eating disorders, loneliness, bullying, anxiety and depression.
How do I access it?
If you'd like to sign up with Kooth go to www.kooth.com and enter a user name and password. Then click on the dropdown menu to see if Kooth is available in your area.
If Kooth is available in your area, you'll need to enter some information about yourself. None of the other young people who use Kooth will be able to see this so that you can stay safe and anonymous.
Kooth also have a integration and participation worker who can come into schools to deliver sessions to raise awareness about the support available from Kooth.
Will I have to pay?
No, Kooth is free, but it's only available in some areas.
Who to contact
- Kooth is free, but it's only available in some areas.
- Age Range
- 11 years, 0 months to 19 years, 0 months
- 11 - 25 care leavers
- Level of Need:
- Information, advice and guidance
- Getting targeted help
- Service Funded By:
- NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group
This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations