Category Archives: News

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 […]

Kooth Available Every Day of Christmas Holidays

XenZone’s online counselling and emotional wellbeing service, Kooth, is available every day throughout the Christmas holidays, giving children and young people access to free mental health and wellbeing support outside term-time. The service, commissioned in 95 Clinical Commissioning Group(CCG) areas, gives children and young people access to self-help materials, peer-to-peer support, moderated forums and messaging […]

XenZone Gathers Expert Views on Therapeutic Choice, Warning Against ‘One Size Fits All’ Approach

XenZone, pioneers in digital mental health, today launches “A Thousand Ways to Therapy”, a new campaign advocating therapeutic choice, presenting views from leading experts on the importance of choice and highlighting the risk of a ‘one size fits all’ approach to mental health. The campaign seeks to gather a range of perspectives on choice while […]

Minds for Life Partners with Girl Tribe Gang

Digital mental health platform Minds for Life, from XenZone, is proud to announce a collaboration with the female entrepreneur and aspiring entrepreneur collective, Girl Tribe Gang. The partnership will involve exclusive access to the Minds for Life anxiety app and its First Listener professional support program. Girl Tribe Gang is a national community of women […]

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

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Kooth Online Counselling Service Now Commissioned in Leeds

XenZone’s innovative online counselling and emotional well-being service, Kooth, is now available to children and young people in Leeds. The service, commissioned by NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will give young people aged 11-18 access to free, anonymous mental health and well-being support.  Kooth offers children and young people timely and easy access to […]

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 […]

Buckinghamshire Commissions Kooth for its Young People

Digital mental health pioneer XenZone has been commissioned by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Buckinghamshire County Council to provide its online counselling and emotional wellbeing service, Kooth, to young people in Buckinghamshire. The service, funded by Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group, brings anonymous, free and easy access to self-help information, […]

Waltham Forest Commissions Kooth for its Young People

XenZone’s online counselling and emotional wellbeing service, Kooth, has been commissioned by the London Borough of Waltham Forest, giving young people in the area easy and free access to self-help material, community forums and counselling services. Children and young people from 11 to 18 years’ old can find out more about mental health and seek […]