Author Archives: Sam Tyler

News of XenZone’s expanded senior team published in leading titles – TMT and DHN

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Kooth featured in The Guardian

Aaron Sefi, Research and Evaluation Director explains how Kooth is giving children and young people across the country access to professional counselling and wellbeing support in this news piece featured in The Guardian today. UK teenagers turn to mobile apps to help with mental ill health Usage of apps that help cope with anxiety, self-harm […]

Qwell gains BACP Accreditation

Digital mental health pioneer XenZone has achieved highly regarded accreditation from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) for Qwell, its online counselling and emotional wellbeing service for adults. The accreditation acknowledges high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy.  XenZone already holds the accreditation for Kooth (for children and young […]

XenZone Adds to Clinical and Evaluation Expertise

Dr Lynne Green and Aaron Sefi Join Senior Management Team Digital mental health pioneer XenZone has announced two director appointments as the organisation adds to its clinical capability. Dr Lynne Green joins as Clinical Director while Aaron Sefi moves within XenZone to become Research and Evaluation Director. Incoming Clinical Director Dr Lynne Green is a […]

XenZone Expands Board with New Appointments

From left to right: Judy Happe (CFO), Giles Alexander (CTO), Zoë Blake (CEO) and Annie Meharg (CCO) Digital mental health pioneer XenZone announces it has expanded its board, with the appointments of Giles Alexander as Chief Technology Operator and Annie Meharg as Chief Commercial Operator. Meharg and Alexander join Zoë Blake, CEO, Judy Happe, CFO, and Founder Elaine Bousfield, […]

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 […]

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:   XenZone, UK pioneer of online counselling, today revealed latest data (April 2017 – April 2018) on its Kooth digital counselling service for children and young […]

Solihull’s 11-25 Year Olds Set to Benefit from Kooth, a Free Anonymous Counselling Service

Children and Young people in Solihull can now log on to Kooth for mental health support Solihull Council has commissioned XenZone’s Kooth service, giving local 11-25 year olds access to online counselling and emotional well-being support. The service, commissioned with funds from Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Local Transformation Funding, will run for an initial […]

The Real Support our Students Need

A lot of people ask me why mental health services have seen such a dramatic spike in demand. They say that years ago people didn’t have such problems; they question whether labelling low mood as depression causes more problems than it solves; they blame “snowplough” parents for raising “snowflake” children; they point to a lack […]