Lincolnshire, Kirklees and Cornwall Councils have commissioned Xenzone to deliver their award winning counselling service KOOTH.com in their areas. We are delighted to be able to bring counselling and support to even more young people. Our goal is to break down the stigma around mental health and to provide top quality services in a way that suits each person’s individual circumstances
Training has begun in schools and youth settings across these counties and young people are being provided with contact details for the service. The good thing about this service is that any young person can access it without the need to be referred by a professional.
Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services in Lincolnshire said, “We are pleased to be piloting this service in Lincolnshire for a year in the first instance, which will help us to evaluate its effectiveness and how it is helping young people to overcome their problems. There can be a lot of pressure and strain on young people as they strive to develop and succeed in competition with their peers and this service has already been used successfully by many youngsters in other parts of the country.”
In Cornwall we are providing both online and face to face support for young people. The Locality Manager, Aaron Sefi, was brought up in Cornwall and has moved back there to help make this important new service a success.
KOOTH.com will now be operating in Blaenau Gwent, Cardiff, Cheshire East, Cheshire West & Chester, Cornwall, Dudley, Kirklees, Knowsley, Lincolnshire, Oldham, Powys, Warwickshire and Wirral.