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Kooth is a free online service offering emotional & mental health support for children & young people in Kent aged 10-25.

Any Child or Young Person aged 10-25 in Kent can be signposted to Kooth. Kooth can support a young person should they be placed on a waiting list, not meet thresholds for support or as an additional support alongside other services. There are no referrals required as young people can sign up themselves in less than five minutes and it's all completely free.

By accessing Kooth, young people can benefit from:

A free, confidential, anonymous and safe way to receive support online.

Out of hours’ availability. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10pm at weekends

Online Counselling from a professional team of BACP qualified counsellors is available via 1-1 chat sessions or messaging on a drop in basis or via booked sessions (all text based)

Discussion Boards which are all pre-moderated, allow young people to access peer to peer support.

Online Magazine full of moderated articles, many of which are submitted by young people offering advice and guidance on a huge range of topics.

If parents/carers have any questions about Kooth, etc, they can email

Who to contact

Contact Name
Karen Dawber
Contact Position
Kooth Engagement Lead

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
The online counselling (live chat) is available from midday to 10pm Mon-Fri & at weekends from 6pm-10pm. All of the other features on the site can be accessed at any time, 24/7.
Time of day

Other Details

Cost details
Kooth is completely free.
All that's needed to access Kooth is a mobile phone

laptop or tablet & a good internet connection.
Referral required?
Age Range
11-18, 19-25, Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, 18-25 (Transition)

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type


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