Youngsters sitting their exams in North East Lincolnshire can access free, anonymous mental health support and counselling to help them overcome exam-stress.
Kooth is an online service offering free, safe and anonymous text-based counselling, peer support and wellbeing tools to all 11- 25 yr olds in North East Lincolnshire.
Qualified therapists are available 365 days a year. Monday – Friday from 12:00 noon until 10 pm and weekends 6 – 10 pm.
There are no criteria service users need to meet, no waiting list or referral process.
Young people just need an internet enabled device to sign up at www.kooth.com to access the moderated forums, supportive articles and wellbeing tools on the platform or the 1:1 emotional wellbeing or counselling support.
Text-based 1:1 support can be accessed via messaging the team or to join a chat queue and joining a private chat room.
The service is provided on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council, who commission Kooth to support young people in the area.
Councillor Margaret Cracknell, portfolio holder for children and education, said:
“Revising for exams is incredibly important, but we don’t want young people to overwork themselves or get exam stress.
“It’s important that parents make sure their children are taking regular breaks and looking after themselves.
“Kooth offer some great services to help people cope with exam stress. They have a free, anonymous counselling service, as well as forums, and text-support.”
To access free, anonymous support, visit www.kooth.com.