XenZone Joins Judging Panel for HSJ Innovation in Mental Health Awards

UK online counselling pioneer XenZone is proud to be sponsoring Health Service Journal’s ‘Innovation in Mental Health’ award, as well as helping to review and judge entries in this category in the run-up to the ceremony in November. This year the HSJ awards, the world’s largest healthcare awards programme, mark the 70th birthday of the […]

Understanding Behaviour is the Key to Reducing School Exclusions

If I was in a job where I felt I was being left behind while colleagues around me were promoted and praised, I’m not sure how motivated I’d be. And if my boss was constantly pressuring me to improve and applied non-negotiable sanctions for my perceived lack of performance, I would probably leave. If I […]

Kooth Online Mental Health Support Launches in NewcastleGateshead

XenZone’s online counselling service, Kooth, has been commissioned by NewcastleGateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to give local young people aged 11-18, and those up to 25 years old in looked after care, access to free, anonymous mental health support. Kooth gives children and young people access to self-help materials and articles, moderated online forums and […]

Over 1,200 Log-ins to Young People’s Online Counselling Service, Kooth, Every 24hrs

  + Young People Send a Quarter of a Million Messages to Kooth Counsellors and Emotional Well-being Practitioners in a Year   You can view the full Infographic here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19iuTsDSVlLWKBBq4xI33BNOn5twwoh_b/view?usp=sharing   XenZone, UK pioneer of online counselling, today revealed latest data (April 2017 – April 2018) on its Kooth digital counselling service for children and young […]

A Therapist’s Guide to Managing Exam Stress

During Mental Health Awareness Week, Kooth Counsellor Neil Garrity offers some invaluable advice to help with anxiety and stress this exam season… Click the headings below if you wish to skip straight to that topic: Revision and exam stress Support from school or college Anxiety and food Managing stress levels Mindful breathing exercise Exam and […]

Kooth Online Counselling now Available for Young People in North Tyneside

North Tyneside Council and North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have commissioned XenZone’s Kooth service, giving local young people aged between 11 and 18 access to free online counselling. As well as offering timely access to therapy, the 18-month pilot will provide anonymous, confidential and access to self-help materials, articles, moderated online forums and tools […]

Green Paper on Mental Health Under Fire: Our Response

  The Select Committees’ response to the Government’s green paper on mental health support for young people has been unapologetically direct.   The Education and Health and Social Care Select Committees’ report scrutinised the “foundations and development” of the green paper and have found it to be wanting in several critical areas. The report’s title, […]

How Therapy Can Help with Self-Harming Behaviours

In the 1970s, an important advance was made in therapy. Like all good therapy, it emerged through the wisdom and practise of treating clients and experiencing their ‘stuckness,’ but also through the personal lived experience of a therapist. In this case it was a psychologist, Marsha Linehan, who herself had suffered from bouts of overwhelming […]