Kooth - free online emotional health and wellbeing support

Is there a young person in your family who is struggling with their emotional wellbeing? Perhaps they’re being bullied, are anxious about coronavirus or school/college, are having relationship issues or don’t like the way they look. They can now access free, confidential, anonymous, safe online emotional health and wellbeing support from Kooth.com. It’s available to young people aged 11-18 years old in Portsmouth or up to the age of 25 for care leavers and those with an Education Health and Care Plan. The site offers advice and guidance information, including from other young people who have experienced similar things, and professional support from qualified counsellors.

Young people don’t need a referral to access Kooth, they can just visit Kooth.com. They’ll be asked to register before using the site but won’t need to give their name so can remain anonymous. The site is available 24/7, with counselling available 12pm – 10pm Monday to Friday and 6pm – 10pm at weekends, all year round.

We know that there are a lot of pressures on young people and that COVID-19 has only added to this. Kooth.com runs alongside other mental health services for young people to cater for different needs. There is also support available for adults who are experiencing issues with their mental wellbeing.