Young people's mental health




Taking A level or GCSE exams and waiting for results can be a stressful time for students.

In order to support the mental health of young people in south west London we are promoting Kooth

Kooth, provided by the NHS in south west London, is a free online platform providing advice and support for people aged 11 to 25 experiencing emotional or mental health problems, giving instant access to free help in a safe environment.

  • It can be accessed using a laptop, smartphone or tablet device.
  • Because users do not have to provide their names, support can be given to people who might not seek help through their GP.

Children and young people can have one-on-one online sessions with qualified counsellors and therapists, from noon until 10pm on weekdays and from 6pm until 10pm at weekends, 365 days a year. These can be booked in advance or accessed via drop-in instant text-based chats.

  • Kooth is the only digital mental health provider to hold a UK-wide accreditation from the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 
  • Kooth recently launched the #DontDoItAlone campaign alongside five well known influencers to share the importance of not dealing with mental wellbeing alone. More about the #DontDoItAlone campaign
  • Kooth’s pre-moderated discussion boards are there to chat with peers about exam results, relationships, anxiety or how to relax.
  • Young people can also read or contribute articles or use Kooth to keep an online journal or track wellbeing via an interactive goal tracker.


Published: Aug 15, 2022