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Children Mental Health Support Service On Yorkshire Coast

Children Mental Health Support Service On Yorkshire Coast

Published by Karen Liu at 12:44pm 18th May 2020.

There is a free online service for mental health and emotional wellbeing support on the Yorkshire Coast.

'Kooth' is aimed at children and young people aged 11 to 25.

It is part of Mental Health Awareness Week by Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership.

It is made up of local NHS organisations, local authorities and other public sector organisations.

Melanie Bradbury, Strategic Lead for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, said:

"The service can be accessed by your computer, your smartphone or your tablet.

I understand right now that it might be difficult right now for some people, not seeing your friends or your wider circle of family, and things are not quite normal at the moment, but there is help available. 

You can use Kooth for one-to-one online counselling sessions with a qualified counsellor.

You can use it to receive and provide peer-to-peer support through moderated online forums; and you can use Kooth to keep an online journal and track your wellbeing via an interactive goal tracker.

I want to take the opportunity during Mental Health Awareness Week to encourage all children and young people in the Humber and North Yorkshire areas to access the range of services available to support their mental health and emotional wellbeing should they need help. 

This is especially important during the ongoing Coronavirus situation, which we know can be a cause of heightened stress and anxiety for many people.

To compliment the historic services we have made available, young people can access Kooth which is a fantastic early intervention and prevention service which allows people aged between 11 and 25 who are struggling with their mental health to receive prompt help and support when they need it, so it's great that this online service is available to every child and young person living in these areas."

Kooth - created by XenZone, the UK's largest provider of online mental health services - is available across the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership area, which includes the cities of Hull and York and large rural areas across East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire.

Dr Lynne Green, XenZone's Chief Clinical Officer, said:

"We urge the young people of Hull and East Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire, and North Yorkshire to make the most out of Kooth. 

The articles and forums are a great way for young people to take a preventative approach to their wellbeing and learn from others who may be in similar positions, while our trained counsellors are there for them when they need it."

Visit kooth.com for more information.

 

 

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