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Free online counselling and support for students across Greater Manchester.

Children and young people in Greater Manchester can now access free online counselling and emotional well-being support.

Students can now access the free support and counselling being offered by online emotional wellbeing advisors, Kooth.

Kooth is for all young people aged 11-18 and offers a variety of resources, including:

  • A live chat function that allows young people to contact a qualified counsellor
  • Chat forums with other young people
  • Crisis information
  • Self-help resources

Kooth provides information and support along with treatment for young people experiencing mental health concerns or illnesses.

Both scheduled and drop-in counselling sessions are available 365 days a year and even include slots at evenings and weekends.

Kooth is part of The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, made up of local NHS organisations, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority as well as emergency services, the voluntary sector, Healthwatch and others. This means that students can be sure they are receiving legitimate and professional care.

The free service support aims to help people to stay well, reducing the need for them to attend GP practices or hospitals in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic. It can be accessed by those with existing mental health issues as well as anyone who may be struggling due to social distancing and self-isolation restrictions.

Kooth offers a wealth of information and resources and, most importantly, a way to share fears and anxieties with peers as well as providing access to counselling if needed – all without leaving the house.

To find out more visit Kooth online, or sign up here quickly and easy.

You can also take a look at our support page for other resources and useful informaton.