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 an online wellbeing community for children aged 10 to 18. It offers one to one sessions with counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners. They can help children and young people talk through their problems and anything that is on their mind. The sessions are available via drop-in or booked appointments which helps to reduce waiting times for anyone seeking help.
This service can be accessed by registering at the Kooth website. Support is also available to schools and staff supporting children and young people by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Togetherall for 16 year olds and over
Togetherall is available to anyone aged 16 or over. It helps to bridge a gap between youth and adult services with appropriate mental wellbeing support. Trained and accredited professionals are available 24/7 to support the community members and there is a choice of safe therapeutic services, including courses, self-assessments and wellbeing resources to improve your mental health. This means anyone who may be struggling can get support at a time that suits them, from a place of their choice.
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.