Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group has recently commissioned Kooth Online Counselling in Somerset.
Kooth.com provides free online counselling for young people aged 11-18 (until their 19th birthday). The counselling can be accessed until 10pm each night every day of the year and the website also provides a number of other features such as information articles, moderated live forums and email support.
There is no need for a professional to make a formal referral, a young person just needs to visit the website and sign up. The service is available to young people who live in Somerset, go to school in Somerset, or are registered with a GP in Somerset.
If you are working with any young people who you feel would benefit from this service, please pass the details of Kooth onto them.
If you would like more information, please contact Jayne Archer - firstname.lastname@example.org or 07946339171. Jayne would also like know more about existing mental health services for children and young people in Somerset, so organisations are being invited to pass on any information about their service to Jayne.