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Introducing Qwell

We are thrilled to announce that NHS Devon, Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council, and Torbay Council have worked in partnership to commission Qwell (delivered by Kooth), to provide all adults aged 18+, living in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay with access to free online digital mental health and wellbeing support.

Qwell is a free, safe and an anonymous mental health and wellbeing online service. No referrals are required and there are no thresholds required to access the service.

The team at Kooth plc have arranged a number of webinars to introduce and officially launch Qwell. Individuals can register on any of the four dates below:

  • GPs and healthcare professionals – Monday 12 September 11am-12pm
  • Local authority and social care providers – Wednesday 14 September 11.30am-12.30pm
  • Voluntary sector organisations – Thursday 15 September 11.30-12.30pm
  • Open session for professionals – Wednesday 28 September 12.30-1.30pm

You can register for one of the sessions via the Eventbrite website.

This session will be a fantastic opportunity for you to find out more about what Qwell can offer, not only for your patients and service-users, but also for yourselves and colleagues.

Qwell offers peer-to-peer support via moderated discussion forums and self-help through reading or submitting content. The online service also gives people the opportunity to access online counselling from qualified counsellors who are available from midday to 10pm every weekday and from 6pm to 10pm at weekends. People can drop in for one-to-one instant text-based chats or book a session in advance.

This offer is an extension of the existing Kooth, which is available for children and young people aged 11-19. The addition of Qwell ensures that every adult living in Devon aged 18 and over has access to a choice of support to managing their own emotional health and wellbeing.