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Student access to mental health support

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This week (w.b. 7th May), students in years 7-10 listened to a presentation from Tim Coombe from Kooth.com.   Kooth.com is a free, confidential, safe and anonymous way for young people aged from 11- 25 to ask for help or advice from a team of highly qualified and experienced counsellors and support workers.
This service has been commissioned by Southend, Essex & Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group for all young people who live in Southend, Essex & Thurrock to be able to access.
Kooth.com is a well-established, award winning online counselling agency and is accredited by The British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP). Founded in 2001, they are leading pioneers of online counselling in the UK, having won a number of prestigious awards.  It is a transformational lifeline that has successfully helped and continues to reach the very vulnerable, many of whom would never have access to face-to-face counselling.
KOOTH services includes:
 drop in chats with counsellors;
 booked 1:1 chats with a counsellor;
 themed message forums;
 secure web-based email;
 articles regarding mental health
Tim Coombe is the lead integration and participation worker for Kooth and he will be working on the ground to promote Kooth to secondary schools and colleges across the borough of Essex.