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Kooth Counselling Service

KOOTH Online Counselling Service

XenZone’s online counselling service, Kooth, has been commissioned by NewcastleGateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to give local young people aged 11-18 (and those up to 25 years old in looked after care) access to free, anonymous mental health support.

Obviously, this means children from Year 6 and older will be able to access support through KOOTH’s self-help materials and articles, moderated online forums and peer-to-peer support 365 days a year. It is a safe space online where young people can get help whenever they need it, through any connected device. Professional counsellors are available from 12-noon until 10pm on weekdays and 6pm until 10pm on weekends for online counselling sessions. Online counselling breaks down the barriers some people face, such as stigma and waiting times, when trying to get help. It also complements the great work being done already by face-to-face counsellors and other local support services.

Find out more by following the links below.

KOOTH Counselling (children ages 11-18)