Kooth is commissioned by Camden & Islington CCG and is part of the council’s digital mental health and early intervention initiative, providing free online counselling to children and young people in Islington between the age of 11 and 18 (Up to their 19th Birthday) and up to 25 for specific cohorts of young people (in care, care leavers, young people with SEND and Ex-offenders) in Camden & Islington.
Kooth has no referrals, thresholds or waiting lists. The users can access this service anonymously by signing onto the Kooth.com site. Kooth provides unique out of office hours’ provision and is open 7 days per week, 365 days a year from noon until 10pm weekdays and from 6pm until 10pm on Saturday and Sundays. They provide added value with moderated, scheduled forums and self-help articles (many written by service users) to provide peer led and self-help support.