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Well-Being and useful sources of help

This page is intended to provide links to services that parents and children may want to access to help deal with a range of issues. We value your feedback on any of the links used.

Kooth Counselling, Advice and Support Service
As a service, fully commissioned by The Children's Society, is a free, safe, anonymous and non-stigmatised way for young people to receive counselling, youth support, advice and support online. Staffed by fully trained and qualified counsellors and available until 10pm each night, 365 days per year, it provides a
much needed out of hours’ service for advice and support. As well as counselling, peer to peer support can also be accessed through their moderated message forums and online magazine.

Experienced counsellors are available to provide emotional support to young people with a wide range of issues, from having a bad day to more serious issues such as bullying, stress, anxiety, gangs, depression, family relationships, sexuality, eating disorders, self- harm, abuse etc. During such unprecedented times, lots of young people are also seeking support around isolation, predicted examgrades, change of life, their future outlook, employment options and fear of COVID19 to mention a few.


With no long waiting times and no minimum criteria, Kooth is a fantastic way for young people to get the help and support they need,when they need it, rather than having to wait weeks for an appointment or in current times unable to access face to face support.

The following are links to theKooth website and a short video about the service;