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Kooth, the Online Mental Wellbeing Community for ages 11-25

PUBLISHED: 1 Feb 2021

GroceryAid has partnered with Kooth, an organisation who specialises in digital mental health for children and young people.

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GroceryAid has partnered with Kooth, an organisation who specialises in digital mental health for children and young people.

Through Kooth, GroceryAid can now offer a mental health and wellbeing platform which can give free, confidential online counselling and support to children, students and young people aged 11-25. If you work in the grocery industry your children or dependents can access this service by signing up to Kooth.

What is Kooth?

Kooth gives children and young people easy access to an online community of peers and a team of experienced counsellors. Access is free of the typical barriers to support: no waiting lists, no thresholds, no cost and complete anonymity. Accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), more than 1,500 children and young people across the country login to Kooth every day. The platform is available on desktop, tablet and mobile.

What are the features on Kooth?

Young people can access:

  • Live peer-to-peer moderated forums (typically one a week)
  • Moderated peer-to-peer forums – submitted by the Kooth team and Kooth users
  • Self-help articles – submitted by the Kooth team and Kooth users
  • Drop-In or booked live text-based counselling session with the Kooth team
  • Asynchronous messaging support with the Kooth team
  • Self-help tools including mood tracking and goal setting
  • Links to further support and crisis lines

When are Kooth counsellors online?

Live counselling on the Kooth website is available through counsellors who are online every day of the year, 12-10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm Saturday-Sunday.

“I really like how you can share your problems anonymously and have help from others. It makes me feel accepted and that people will not judge me.”- Anonymous Kooth user

To find out more about this service visit

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