Kooth is a free, interactive website for children and young people, accessible on all devices.
It is a safe, confidential online mental health service where young people and adults can receive counselling, advice and support for their emotional well-being.
Kooth delivers thousands of counselling sessions each year in local authorities across the UK to young people.
As it can be difficult to find the right support for young people with lower level mental health needs, Kooth also gives doctors a way of making sure patients can access free support when they need it, in a way young people know and use.
The therapy team are qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. They work closely together to ensure the best outcomes for young people. The counsellors know about other services, so the young people they work with can be signposted to the best information and support.
Kooth was commissioned because:
There was an gap in provision for young people with low level mental health needs.
The service is more accessible for young people living in more rural areas of Somerset, who might not otherwise be able to get the support they need.
It supports young people who need help but, for whatever reason, do not feel they can access face-to-face support.
On the Kooth website you can:
Online support available Monday to Friday 12pm – 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 6pm – 10pm