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In Crisis?


Welcome to Kooth

We’re an award winning counselling and support service for young people just like you! 

There are lots of things to get involved with, such as online discussions, the Kooth magazine, live forums on all sorts of topics, plus much more! 

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Young People have Access to Kooth


Lots of different young people come to Kooth...

...all for different reasons.

You can come to Kooth to talk to other young people about your favourite hobbies or you can come to talk to a professional about more serious things that are going on.

Kooth keeps growing

480% New User Growth

in Four Years


What can you do on kooth.com?

Counsellor Chat 
& Messaging Services

Our friendly team of counsellors are here to talk you through anything that’s on your mind! We’re open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, 12-10pm weekdays and 6-10pm weekends. All you have to do is click the speech bubbles and join the chat queue or message the team.

Quick Tip: The earlier you join the queue the less busy it is so the waiting times are shorter!

Kooth Media

Our Kooth online Magazine and Discussion Boards have a huge mixture of content for you to explore!  

Our Magazine is a mixture of a few pieces written by our Kooth Media Team and then lots written by Kooth users. There are lots of different types of articles from information based pieces to creative writing and poems.

The Discussion Boards are a crazy mix of stories, opinions and advice. It’s also a place where you can go to talk about anything from your favourite Harry Potter characters to whether pineapple should go on Pizza!

Why don’t you come along to one of our Live Forums? They’re a safe and social space for Kooth users to come and chill out. Hosted by one of our fabulous Media Team members, you can come to have a relaxed chat, share tips and advice, and support each other. 

We have live forums every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7.30-9.00pm. You will know when there is a live forum taking place because the little light turns from orange to green.

"Thank you.... you've shone a light in the darkness right now"

~ Kooth User

The History of Kooth

We’re a branch of the company, XenZone, and we offer a free online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.

We were founded all the way back in 2001 by Elaine Bousfield and have grown to offer support for more than 100 areas across the UK.

Free, Safe and Anonymous
online support for Young People

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