NHS endorsed; Kooth is a free online service that offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people. When a young person signs up they can choose an avatar, which helps to keep them safe and anonymous. They can have a “drop-in” chat with a counsellor or therapist or book a one-to-one session. Kooth’s counsellors and therapists are available until 10pm, 365 days a year. Young people can talk to other young people anonymously on the forums whenever they like and keep an online journal. Forums are monitored by trained moderators.
Subscribing to Kooth allows a child to read its online magazine and maybe even write for it. They can also use Kooth to set goals with their online counsellor or therapist and keep a record of how they are doing. Evidence suggests that Kooth can help children and young people with a range of emotional and psychological problems.
Kooth is suitable for children and young people aged 11 to 19. It can help with lots of different problems, including eating disorders, loneliness, bullying, anxiety and depression.
Please see the CGS Guide for using Kooth below.