Free online mental health support service launched to help children and young people in North Lincolnshire
A free online mental health and emotional wellbeing support service has been launched to help children and young people living in North Lincolnshire, Hull and East Yorkshire.
People aged between 11 and 25 in these areas can now register to use Kooth, a free, anonymous online counselling and emotional wellbeing service which can be accessed using a computer, smartphone or tablet device.
Children and young people can access Kooth, which is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, to receive one-on-one online sessions with qualified counsellors, receive and provide peer-to-peer support through moderated online forums, and read and contribute articles.
Kooth can also be used to keep an online journal and track your wellbeing via an interactive goal tracker. There are no waiting lists or thresholds for use, so people can use the service as soon as they register.
Youth Information Counselling Unit
The North Lincolnshire Youth Information and Counselling Unit is a confidential counselling and information service for 13 – 25 year olds.
For children under 13 years old, please talk to your child’s school or GP.
Please also see related pages and useful links section below.
How can counselling help me?
Counselling is about understanding choice and change.
The counsellor listens without judging, taking sides or giving advice.
A YICU counsellor may help the young person explore their own thoughts and feelings to enable them to make their own decisions.
The service is confidential. No one outside YICU will be told about anything the young person says to the counsellor without their agreement, unless the counsellor is concerned about the young person’s safety or the safety of others.