Author Archives: Amy Moore

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 […]

Out of Hours, Anonymous Online Counselling Offered to Students at Leeds Beckett University

Digital mental health pioneer XenZone has been commissioned by Leeds Beckett University to provide Kooth Student, its free and anonymous online mental health and emotional well-being support service, to its 28,000 students. The service, which is part of Leeds Beckett University’s broader student support package, has been introduced in recognition of the pressures faced by […]

Kooth Online Mental Health Service Attracting 1,700 Log-ins a Day from Young People

XenZone has today released 2018 data showing more than 1,700 log-ins from children and young people every day to Kooth, its flagship anonymous online support and counselling service. This represents a rise of 72% on the previous year. The service, which offers mental health support for free to children and young people in commissioned areas […]

Kooth Online Counselling Service to Offer Free Support to all Young People Across South East London

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) covering Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth and Southwark follow neighbouring Lewisham in commissioning Kooth XenZone’s online counselling and emotional wellbeing service, Kooth, has been commissioned right across South East London, offering all children and young people aged 11-19 access to free, anonymous mental health support. Kooth is accredited by the British Association […]

Recent Reports Demonstrate Vital Future Role for Digital Mental Health Services

NHS Long Term Plan and upcoming report from Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee make case for digital to enable greater access to mental health support All young people should have timely access to mental health services and, as underlined by the NHS’s Long Term Plan, integrated digital services are well-placed to help the NHS pursue its […]

Kooth Online Counselling to Launch in South Gloucestershire

NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) has commissioned XenZone’s online counselling service, Kooth, giving local children and young people aged 11-19 access to free, anonymous mental health and emotional well-being support. Kooth offers access to self-help materials, mood-tracking and goal setting tools, counsellor messaging and peer-to-peer support through moderated […]