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Kooth Debuts Innovative New Mini Activity Hub for Children, Teenagers and Young Adults

Kooth, the UK’s largest digital mental health support platform for children and young people, has launched a Mini Activity hub on the site, aimed at encouraging children and young adults to develop helpful habits, connect with others and express and manage their feelings. The new feature provides a range of activities to complete covering a […]

Trafford Council Extends Online Mental Health and Wellbeing Service Kooth to 19-25 year olds in Response to Covid-19

Kooth is a safe, anonymous service and is already available for free to 11-18 year olds in the area. This extension means that the service is now available to ALL young people aged between 11–25. Kooth is provided by XenZone, the UK’s largest digital mental health provider. Kooth has seen an increased demand for digital […]

Kooth Service Commissioned to Provide Free, Safe, Online Mental Health Support to Young People across Northumberland

11-25 year olds in Northumberland now have access to Kooth, a free online mental health and wellbeing service Kooth is commissioned across 85% of the NHS clinical commissioning group (CCG) areas across the country and has seen a 29% increase in demand during the Covid-19 outbreak The service is provided by XenZone, the UK’s largest […]

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 […]

11-18 year olds across Gloucestershire now have access to free, safe online mental health and wellbeing support from Kooth in response to Covid-19

Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group have commissioned Kooth from XenZone, the UK’s leading provider of digital mental health support Kooth is accessible to all 11-18s across the county, with no referrals, waiting lists or thresholds to meet Kooth is commissioned across more than 140 other NHS areas and is seeing increased demand […]

Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group extends online mental health and wellbeing service Kooth to 10-13 year olds in response to Covid-19

Liverpool CCG has extended its commissioning of digital mental health service Kooth to include 10-13 year olds across all 30 wards of Liverpool City.

Free, safe digital mental health support now available for adults across Gloucestershire as a response to the Covid-19 crisis

Online mental health and wellbeing service Qwell has been commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council Qwell is accessible for anyone over 18 in the area, with no referrals, waiting lists or thresholds to meet Qwell is delivered by XenZone, the UK’s leading digital mental health provider. The business is seeing increased demand across all its services […]

Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust commissions online mental health support for young people in response to the Covid-19 crisis

Online mental health and wellbeing service Kooth has been commissioned in the area. It is free, safe and anonymous.  Kooth is accessible to all 11-25s across the region, with no referrals, waiting lists or thresholds to meet Kooth is commissioned across more than 140 other NHS areas and is seeing increased demand during the coronavirus […]

Kooth Joins Shout in Partnering with Children’s Mental Health Charity Place2Be to Support Young People Throughout Covid-19 Outbreak

Kooth Joins Shout in Partnering with Children’s Mental Health Charity Place2Be to Support Young People Throughout Covid-19 Outbreak  Digital mental health support will complement Place2Be’s approach to providing early mental health intervention in schools  Kooth is delivered by XenZone, the UK’s largest digital mental health provider Kooth is commissioned in 85% of the NHS’s clinical […]

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 to Offer Online Mental Health Support to 250k Young People Across Birmingham During Coronavirus Outbreak and Beyond

Birmingham City Council, working with Birmingham Children’s Partnership, commissions Kooth in response to the coronavirus crisis The new Kooth service provides ongoing digital mental health support to around 250,000 young people across Birmingham city Kooth is accessible to all 11-25s in Birmingham, with no referrals, waiting lists or thresholds to meet Kooth is commissioned across […]