Kooth.com is an anonymous, online counselling and support service for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. It’s available for 11-19 year olds in Kirklees (up to age 25 for those with additional needs).
Kooth is a confidential and anonymous way for Kirklees young people to gain advice, support and guidance from qualified counsellors. It’s available up to 10 o’clock at night, 365 days a year.
Features on Kooth.com include:
– Text-based one-to-one online counselling sessions with a fully trained counsellor, through either drop-in or pre-booked chats
– Read useful self-help articles and resources on a range of topics
– Join moderated online forums and discussions with other users in a safe, supportive environment
Kooth’s British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited counsellors can support young people with a wide range of issues, from low mood, family or friendship problems, to issues around gender identity, self-harm, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.
With no long waiting times and no minimum criteria, Kooth.com is a fantastic way for young people in Kirklees to get the help and support they need, when they need it.
You can find out more about other support available for emotional and mental health and well-being visit that section of the Thriving Kirklees website.