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What is Kooth? is an online counselling and support service offering a 24 hour source of help for Wirral's 11 to 25 year olds, with information and links to many different agencies and services. offers young people an opportunity to access help and support through our online chat room, where young people can drop in and/or book one to one chat sessions with a member of the Kooth team.

Kooth counsellors have been specially trained over many years and follow the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework.

Kooth also have support workers who have specialist knowledge about certain things, like drugs, alcohol or sexual health – support workers are not counsellors but they can help by giving young people information about things they may feel uncomfortable talking to other people about.

What are Kooth's aims?

  • to encourage young people to talk about their problems and difficulties with someone who can help

  • to help young people to solve their problems before they might become serious

  • to reach out to young people who may be struggling alone

  • to encourage young people to discuss problems at home, school, work or with their peers through the safety of the online forums

  • to encourage young people to talk about problems they may not wish to discuss face to face

  • to provide peace of mind that whatever time of day - they can access a service and receive a response within 24 hours.

How do you use Kooth?

You can access the service through the website at . From there, you can drop into the chat room and talk to a counsellor or support worker.

You can also book an appointment or request a live chat session by sending the Kooth team a message.

Young people can write an article for the magazine, use the message board, or chat  with other young people in the group forums.