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Children and Young People Welcomed To Use New Mental Health Services in Coventry.

todayApril 12, 2021

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Coventry have just announced a new digital counselling and support service for young people and children called Kooth.

Kooth is available for those aged 11-25 and is free to use. This service is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for all young people across Coventry to access emotional well-being and early intervention mental health support.

This project was funded jointly between City Council and Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Kooth not only has become award-winning and innovative, but it is seen being accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Kooth is to help deliver digital self-help resources and online counselling to build on what the local area already offers.

What to expect from Kooth:

  • Fully trained and qualified Counsellors
  • Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners
  • Availability from 12pm to 10pm.
    • Changing to 6pm to 10pm on weekends.
  • Everyday out-of-hours services for emotional support.
  • Bookable Sessions and/or Text-based Chats.

John Gregg, Director of Children’s Services at Coventry City Council has expressed that he was pleased with the extra support given to young people and children to help them look after their mental health during this time.

“Ensuring the safety and well-being of children and young people is always our priority, but with the effects of the pandemic, with school closures, disruptions to education and missing friends, this is even more important.”

John Gregg has urged parents, friends and more if they are worried about a young person’s mental health and well-being to encourage them that they are not alone during this time.

Kooth has become available across Warwickshire in schools.

Written by: Louisa Coller

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