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Kooth – free, safe and anonymous online counselling for young people (11-25)


Children and young people can access free, online mental health support 365 days a year – you can chat with a professional counsellor, read self-help articles and/or join peer-to-peer forums.

From Kooth:

Support for young people: As a digital service Kooth continues to operate its anonymous, professional (BACP accredited) 1:1 text based counselling service and wellbeing support platform. There are no criteria thresholds, young people just need to go to, create an account and get instant access to Kooth. They then have access 24/7 to the platform hosting clinical content, forums and peer support. If they wish to chat with a counsellor the clinical team are available from 12 – 10 pm Monday to Friday and from 6 – 10 pm at the weekend. Young people can join the chat queue or send a message to the team.