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Who are Kooth?

Kooth is a web site that is for young people who are at school or college who are experiencing stress. Kooth provides an opportunity to talk to someone who can help you find ways to cope with your problems. KOOTH gives young people the chance to get support with problems at home, problems at school, drink and drugs, sexual health and sexuality, anxiety, eating disorders or any other issues you might be facing or worrying about.

A trained counselor can help young people to see their problems in a different way and find a way to help themselves. Counselling on KOOTH is private and confidential; people can book a chat with the same counsellor or drop in to talk to someone. Sometimes people don’t need counselling but do need advice, support or information – our counsellors will do that too. We can also refer on to other agencies in your area who can give you specialist support and advice.

What are Kooth’s aims?

  • To encourage young people to open up to people about their problems and difficulties
  • Help them ‘nip their problems in the bud’ before they become serious
  • Reach out to young people who may be struggling alone
  • Encourage young people to discuss problems at home, school, work or with their peers
  • Encourage young people to ‘tell’ a computer problems they may not wish to discuss face to face
  • Provide peace of mind that whatever time of day – they can access a service and receive a response within 24 hours.

How can a young person use Kooth?

They can access the service through the website at www.kooth.com and refer themselves via the referral box.

Kooth will contact them and allocate them a counselor, who they will then access through the site.

A young person can book an appointment or request a live chat session, by sending the counsellor a message.

The site is also for information. Young people can write an article for the magazine, use the message board, or chat in the discussion rooms with other young people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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