With the end of the summer term approaching, we wanted to remind you that Kooth is available for young people in Devon to access over the summer.
Commissioned by Children and Family Health Devon, Kooth is a free, anonymous and safe online mental wellbeing community for young people aged 11-25 years within the local area.
Kooth provide a range of services to support young people’s wellbeing. Trained and qualified counsellors are available until 10pm each night, 365 days per year. The Kooth team also host pre-moderated, age appropriate peer-to peer-discussion boards, live forums and articles – all of which hold young person friendly information as well as therapeutic content.
In particular, we want to ensure that young people who are transitioning from primary to secondary school are supported through this challenging time; transitioning from primary to secondary can be very unsettling for many young people with many mixed emotions. As such, we want students to be informed of the Kooth service and know that support and advice is available should they need it.
Advice for parents and carers
While your child may not need or use the service, as part of supporting our schools to support students to look after their wellbeing, we are ensuring all children are aware of provision in the area that could assist them now, in their transition to secondary school or in the future.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss what Kooth can offer, please speak to a member of pastoral staff who will be able to answer your queries. If you would prefer to speak to representatives from Kooth directly, please email the Kooth team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for schools
Kooth are able to offer free online Kooth training to your staff team. If you would like any further information on how to arrange this, please contact the Kooth team.