YOUNG people in Worcestershire can access free online counselling every day throughout the summer holidays.

XenZone’s Kooth service, commissioned in Worcestershire gives every child and young person aged 11-24 access to free emotional wellbeing support during the summer break.

Kooth is anonymous and free at the point of use.

Online counselling is available to users through instant chat messaging from mid-day until 10pm on weekdays and from 6pm until 10pm at weekends. Self-help materials, messaging, mood tracking and other support features are available anytime.

Kooth’s team of qualified counsellors and support workers provide guided and outcome-focused support for each indiviual.

Last summer (June to August), over 11,500 young people registered to use Kooth throughout the 80 Clinical Commissioning Group areas covered by the service.