Kooth is a free, safe anonymous and confidential way for young people to receive counselling, support and advice online.
During the current period of uncertainty, it is important to draw attention to any support that is available to young people across Lincolnshire.
Kooth.com is a free, safe anonymous and confidential way for young people to receive counselling, support and advice online.
Kooth has been commissioned by Lincolnshire Local Authority to provide support for young people aged 11-18, up to 25 for children leaving care, who live within the Lincolnshire area.
Kooth is accessible 24/7 365 days of the year and provides access to quality text based counselling from BACP or UKCP accredited counselling professionals via a text based format from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays, and 6pm-10pm on weekends, providing a much needed ‘out of hours’ service. Kooth is accessible from any device that can access the Internet, allowing young people to seek help and support at a time and location that is suitable for them. In addition to the counselling, Kooth provides a fantastic, safe place for peer to peer support through forums where all contributions are moderated before being posted. Young people can also access the Magazine and Articles section where they can read approved content from individuals in similar situations to their own or even write their own articles.
There a document is attached to this post for more information and details of how to access this service. We encourage you to share this resource as widely as possible so that young people can be supported through this turbulent time.