News 28 August

Kooth Issues Back to School Support Guides for Teachers and Students

  • Kooth, UK’s leading provider of online mental health services, issues guide for teachers and  to help support their children through exam results day
  • The pack includes tips and advice from Dr. Lynne Green, Kooth’s Chief Clinical Officer, on how to support pupils returning to school as well as ideas for improving teacher wellbeing
  • Kooth will also be providing a number of dedicated resources to help students with the transition back to school

London, UK August 28th 2020 – Kooth, the UK’s leading provider of online digital mental health services, has today released two information packs – https://xenzone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Kooth_back-to-school-support-brochure_Teachers_AW.pdf and https://xenzone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Kooth_back-to-school-support-brochure_AW.pdf – offering support and guidance for teachers and pupils as they head back to school after the coronavirus lockdown.

The guides, featuring expert advice from Kooth’s chief clinical officer Dr Lynne Green, offer support for both teachers and students as they prepare to return to school after being in lockdown. In addition to the guides, Kooth will also be providing a number of resources aimed at helping students with the transition back to school.  These include articles on topics such as friendship issues, learning in new environments and concerns about going back to school, reflective interviews with pupils, teachers, and parents and related discussion boards.  One-to-one counselling sessions with qualified counsellors are also available from 12:00pm until 10:00pm (Mon-Fri) and 6:00pm until 10:00pm (Sat-Sun) .    

Dr. Lynne Green, Chief Clinical Officer said: ”The start of a new school year is typically both an exciting and  anxious time for students as well as teachers. As a result of the unpredictability and uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, this may be more challenging than usual, not just for particular vulnerable cohorts but right across the board. With this in mind, Kooth has created two brochures filled with tips and strategies for all teachers and students on how to manage wellbeing as school starts so that the transition back is a positive experience for all. 

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About Kooth

 We are the UK’s leading online mental health platform. Our mission is to provide accessible and safe spaces for everyone to achieve better mental health. Our online platform is clinically robust and accredited to provide a range of therapeutic support and interventions. All our services are predicated on easy access to make early intervention and prevention a reality. 

 Our three services are:

  • Kooth: for children and young persons
  • Kooth Student: for university students
  • Kooth Work: for adults

Kooth is commissioned in 85% of the NHS’s clinical commissioning group areas across the country. It is a fully safeguarded and pre-moderated community with a library of peer and professional created content, alongside access to experienced online counsellors. There are no thresholds for support and no waiting lists. Currently, Kooth sees over 4,000 logins a day. 

Kooth Student is aimed at university students and is commissioned by three UK universities. 

Kooth Work operates across distinct locations and serves specific cohorts, including parents, teachers, victims of crime and those who have suffered from or continue to experience domestic violence. It is also offered as a benefit by a number of corporate organisations delivering anonymous digital mental health support services to employees.