Kooth to ship digital psychological well being help in Inverclyde

Kooth has been commissioned by Inverclyde Council and Inverclyde Well being and Social Care Partnership to ship free, confidential and personalised digital psychological well being help for 16-26-year-olds within the space.

The service can be out there through www.kooth.com and accessible 24/7 with no ready lists or thresholds to fulfill. Kids will discover a secure and welcoming surroundings the place they’ll entry non-judgemental skilled assist for any psychological well being considerations.

In fee was funded by the Scottish Authorities of Kids and Younger Folks Neighborhood Psychological Well being and Wellbeing Helps and Companies Framework. The framework is a part of Inverclyde’s dedication to help younger individuals entry psychological well being care once they want it.

Kooth.com is accredited by the British Affiliation for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – the one digital psychological well being supplier to carry a UK-wide accreditation. It has additionally been designed to work alongside different providers throughout the established psychological well being pathways.

It was chosen by Inverclyde Council and Inverclyde Well being and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) for its out-of-hours provision and 365-days-a-year availability.

Customers could have entry to a completely safeguarded, pre-moderated neighborhood with a library of peer and professionally-created content material.

As well as, a one-to-one text-based chat service gives entry to skilled counsellors and wellbeing practitioners, 12 noon-10pm in the course of the week, and 6pm-10pm on the weekend. Appointments for the textual content service could be booked upfront or accessed by way of a drop-in chat system.

Dr Lynne Inexperienced, chief medical officer at Kooth, mentioned: “It’s not at all times simple for younger individuals to ask for the assistance they want on the subject of their psychological well being, however we imagine these dwelling in Inverclyde will reap the advantages from a clinically strong service, designed to supply them with entry to well timed and efficient psychological well being care, primarily based on their particular person preferences and wishes.

“Inverclyde has actually raised the bar on the subject of supporting and empowering younger individuals in its care with their psychological well being. What’s extra, Kooth’s staff of skilled practitioners {and professional} counsellors can present help at a spread of ranges. Regardless of the difficulty or scenario, each providers are right here to assist.”

To make sure that any younger individual in Inverclyde can entry the service when wanted, Kooth can be working alongside Inverclyde Council, HSCP, GP surgical procedures, colleges and neighborhood providers to advertise the service.

Kooth has made a lot of partnerships aimed toward widening entry to psychological well being help – most not too long ago teaming up with Assist for Heroes.