Commissioned online mental health support services
If you, or a person you know, would like to access online mental health support services, two options are open to children and young people across Aberdeenshire. These services are free and the support is available seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Kooth for children aged 10 to 18
Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service for young people aged 10 to 18 years. It provides a safe and secure access to support with emotional health and wellbeing needs from a professional team of qualified counsellors. It also provides access to many self-help tools and content.
Young people can access this service anonymously by signing onto the Kooth site. Kooth provides unique out of office hours provision and is open 7 days per week, 365 days a year with one to one support being available:
- from noon until 10pm weekdays
- from 6pm until 10pm on Saturday and Sundays
Kooth provides added value with moderated, scheduled forums and self-help articles (many written by service users) to provide peer led and self-help support 24/7.
Kooth is a well-established, award winning online counselling service and is accredited by The British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP).
Togetherall for 16 year olds and over
Togetherall is available to anyone over the age of 16, who is struggling with common life stressors or mental health challenges, and who is looing for additional online support or resources. Togetherall is a preventative tool but it is not a crisis service.
The service is free to use and is available 24/7 all year round.
The Togetherall community is anonymous but you will need to register to access it. During registration, select ‘My area is registered’ and enter your postcode. You will then be asked to create a completely anonymous user account.