KOOTH mental wellbeing service for under 18s and the launch of On Your Mind Glos
Access to the Kooth service, an online mental wellbeing platform for 11-18 years olds, will end in Gloucestershire on 17 March 2022.
The service was commissioned on a temporary basis by the County Council to provide an additional support option for young people during the pandemic. There are now a range of alternative mental health services available in the county for children and young people.
The CCG has launched a new anonymous mental health support finder for under 25s called ‘On Your Mind Glos’. The service is designed to help young people find the advice and support that’s right for them. Please signpost young people to www.onyourmindglos.nhs.uk or text 07984 404 388.
Young people experiencing mild or moderate mental health issues who wish to access support anonymously on a ‘drop in’ basis can also continue to access the new TIC+Chat helpline for 9- 21 year olds available at www.ticplus.org.uk/ticpluschat/ (opening hours Sunday-Thursday 5pm-9pm).
Support is available via telephone and webchat. The CAMHS service and TIC+ counselling service remain open as usual. As a reminder, QWELL, the adult service, will continue to be available for all 18+ across Gloucestershire.