KOOTH has now been launched. Kooth is a new digital package of mental health support for Children and Young people (C&YP) aged between 11 and 25. It is a free, confidential and anonymous online support and counselling service which includes selfhelp resources, magazine articles, links to crisis support, safeguarded and monitored live drop-in sessions and also 1-1 scheduled counselling with qualified professionals.
Children and young people can receive up to six sessions of counselling support from Kooth before either moving on, or in some cases being escalated to the CNTW CYPS service, where needed. The service is accessible through any device with internet access, including; laptop, smart phone, or tablet. Healthcare professionals can refer in patients and patients can also self-refer.
Jonny Cardwell, consultant community paediatrician and child health lead for NHS Northumberland CCG, talks more about what we can expect to see from Kooth in this video. Read more about the launch here.