Author Archives: Amy Moore

Free Online Counselling Brought to Young People in Sefton

XenZone, digital mental health pioneer, has been commissioned by Sefton Council, Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG to provide free and anonymous mental health and wellbeing support via its flagship Kooth service to young people in the area. The service will provide local young people aged 11-18 with access to […]

Free Mental Health Support Available for all Children and Young People in Brent

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has commissioned XenZone’s online counselling service, Kooth, to provide free and anonymous online mental health support to children and young people. The service will give 11-25 year olds access to online counselling and emotional wellbeing support, with no waiting lists or thresholds for receiving help. Kooth provides young people with […]

Young People in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes to Benefit From Free Mental Health Support

XenZone, online mental health pioneer, has been commissioned byNHS Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Luton CCG, Milton Keynes CCG, Bedford Borough Council and Central Bedfordshire Council to offer its free and anonymous online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service, Kooth, to every child or young person in the area. Kooth, accredited by the British Association […]

XenZone’s Online Mental Health Services Now Available to Everyone Over 11 Years Old on Isle of Man

Digital mental health pioneer, XenZone, has been commissioned by the Isle of Man Government to provide online mental health support to every child over the age of 11 and every young person and adult on the island. The commission gives those residents free access to XenZone’s BACP-accredited Kooth and Qwell online counselling and emotional well-being […]

Sunderland’s Youth Has Free Access to Kooth Online Counselling Service

Digital health pioneer XenZone has launched its online mental health service, Kooth, in Sunderland after being commissioned by Together for Children and Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The service will provide children and young people aged 11-18 with free, online, anonymous support for their mental health and well-being. The service allows children and young people […]

Kooth Online Counselling Service Now Available for Free to Children and Young People in Blackburn and Darwen

UK digital mental health pioneer, XenZone has been commissioned by Blackburn with Darwen Council to provide its online counselling service Kooth. Children and young people aged 11-18, and up to 25 for those with SEN and those leaving the care system, can access free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support 365 days a year. Kooth […]

Adults in Gloucestershire Now Have Free Access to Online Mental Health Support

XenZone, UK digital mental health pioneer, has been commissioned by Independence Trust, part of Connexus, to provide its Qwell online counselling and emotional well-being support service to adults in the Gloucestershire area. The new commission will enable adults, already engaged with the Independence Trust, to access free mental health support – without the waiting lists […]

Counselling Childhood Exploitation

As an online counsellor, I’m humbled by how young people who are victims of childhood exploitation find the resolve to reach out for help and explore their experiences. Offering an anonymous space for them to do this means more victims can be heard. Often with childhood exploitation there is so much chaos and uncertainty that […]

Offering Trust and Empowerment for Exploited Young People

On National CSE Awareness Day, I reflect on the children and young people who need our help and who we support during incredibly traumatic times. For them, understandably, trust is paramount. They need to feel trust with our online team; our staff need time to build relationships with vulnerable people who may find any degree […]

Prioritising Sleep for Better Mental Health

Neil Garrity, a former nurse in the NHS and long-time counsellor at XenZone, offers his experience and insight in helping young people and adults to view sleep as less of a luxury and more of necessity. It might feel like there is a growing expectation that we should be awake and alert for longer. Left […]

Kooth: Online Counselling Service for Young People Launches in Sheffield

Digital health pioneer XenZone will launch its online mental health support service, Kooth, in Sheffield after being commissioned by NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The commission, part of the local Council and CCG’s response to the Young Healthwatch Report on young people’s self-worth, will give local children and young people aged 11-18 free and […]

XenZone Launches New Emotional Resilience Programme for Young People

New course aims to address and prevent mental health issues among UK’s children and young people and earns Quality Endorsement Licence (QEL) from Open College Network West Midlands. XenZone, digital mental health pioneer, has launched a new Emotional Resilience Programme aimed at addressing and preventing the escalation of mental health issues among children and young […]