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Kooth sees Significantly Higher Increases in Suicidal Thoughts, Anxiety and Depression among BAME Young People, Compared to White Counterparts

While depression has seen a 9.2% increase among BAME CYP, among white CYP the issue fell by 16.2% Suicidal thoughts among BAME CYP increased by 26.6% on the same period last year; anxiety/stress is up by 11.4%. For white CYP, the issues have seen lower increases of 18.1% and 3% respectively XenZone, the UK’s largest […]

Young people are 63% lonelier in lockdown, according to new Kooth data

Loneliness Awareness Week sees 62.5% surge in loneliness among young people, according to fresh data from Kooth New data from the UK’s largest digital mental health provider shows 62.5% increase in loneliness among children and young people (CYP) compared to same period last year Many adults also struggling, with data showing 14.6% increase among over […]

Sir Norman Lamb Hosts Mental Health Advisory Board Meeting to Discuss Digital Support During Covid-19 Outbreak

[Picture: top row L-R: Prof Chris Hollis, Dr Liz England, Elaine Bousfield, Dr Sandeep Ranote and Dr Matthew Patrick. Bottom row L-R: Prof Shon Lewis, Sir Norman Lamb, Steve Gilbert OBE, Sarah Hughes and Gregor Henderson] Sir Norman: “The role of safe and accredited digital services now becomes critical.” XenZone announces new Advisory Board, chaired […]

Kooth Work Survey Finds 49% of Travel Industry Workers Invent Physical Illness to Justify Time off for Mental Health

Preview of survey on travel industry workers and business travellers shows mental health largely not taken seriously by managers Kooth Work, the online mental health support service from XenZone, has today released interim findings from its survey of travel industry workers and business travellers, showing almost half (49%) of respondents have invented a physical illness […]

Mental Health Tech Pioneer XenZone Announces Tim Barker as CEO

XenZone announces Tim Barker as new CEO

A Word from XenZone’s New CEO, Tim Barker

A word from XenZone’s new CEO, Tim Barker

University of Manchester and XenZone Lift Bonnet on UK’s Largest Digital Mental Health Service for Young People

Partnership Researches Unique Online Community of UK Children and Young People Receiving Mental Health Support through XenZone’s Flagship Support Service, Kooth XenZone, digital mental health pioneer, and the University of Manchester have today launched a major research report, defining for the first time the specific ways children and young people are benefitting from digitally-delivered mental […]

Kooth Commissioned Across Teesside, County Durham and N Yorkshire

Young people aged 11-18 across Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire can now access Kooth, a website offering free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support Kooth, from digital mental health provider XenZone, gives young people instant access to emotional and wellbeing advice and support whenever and whenever they need it. It incorporates self-help articles and […]

XenZone Wins National Contract from CABA to Provide Mental Health Support

XenZone, the UK’s digital mental health pioneer, has been commissioned by Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association (CABA), the charity that supports the wellbeing of chartered accountants and their families, to provide its flagship online counselling and wellbeing support service, Kooth. The service will be available through CABA to the ICAEW community (Institute of Chartered Accountants in […]

XenZone Launches New Online Mental Health Service for Barnet’s Teachers 

Teachers and School Staff Throughout Barnet to Benefit from Free Access to New Online Counselling and Emotional Wellbeing Service, Qwell Barnet Council has commissioned XenZone’s online counselling service for adults, Qwell, to give free online mental health and wellbeing support to teachers and school staff in the area, having commissioned the organisation’s Kooth service for local […]

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 […]

XenZone Appoints Sir Norman Lamb MP as Chair of New Advisory Board

Sir Norman Lamb MP, former health minister, Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee and Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk, will support the appointment of an advisory board tasked with keeping XenZone – the UK’s largest provider of NHS commissioned mental health services – at the forefront of innovation of digital mental health. […]