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Kooth (2016-2020)

The commisioned online counselling service was discontinued in Wiltshire during 2020

Additional support from the new service can be found here 

As part of Wiltshire’s transformation plan for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing (2015-2020) Wiltshire Council commissioned Kooth to provide online counselling for pupils at all Wiltshire secondary schools.

In April 2019 the age range was extended for young people in Wiltshire aged 11-25. In 2020 a new support service was provided by Barnardo's, which since 2023 has been proivided by HCRG

This service was funded by the Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group. 

Young people have told us that they need access to high quality support and treatment, which is simple and easy to access.  This service is designed to increase and enhance existing school provision, providing more flexible access to support.  The service uses a medium with which young people feel familiar, find easy to use and has already been successfully trialled in Wiltshire.  

All Wiltshire secondary schools were sent information about Kooth, including a poster and PowerPoint to help promote the service to students.

(Click image for poster)