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Mental Wellbeing

At Wemms Education Centre, we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of all our students.

Mental Wellbeing

Kooth – The free NHS-commissioned online mental health platform for children & young adults.

At Wemms Education Centre, we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of all our students. We are therefore delighted to inform you about a service to support the wellbeing and resilience of our students that is now available and is free for students aged 10 – 18 to access and is featured on the Mindworks Surrey website among others.

Kooth is a transformational digital mental health platform that launched in 2004. It gives children and young people immediate access to an online community of peers and a team of experienced, accredited counsellors. Access is free of the typical barriers to support – no waiting times, no referrals, no thresholds to meet and complete anonymity. Kooth provides a safe, secure means of accessing help for mental health and wellbeing issues via the internet and is accessible via a mobile, laptop or desktop.

By accessing Kooth students can benefit from:

  • ·A free, confidential, anonymous and safe way to receive support online
  • Out of hours’ availability. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop in basis
  • Online Counselling from a professional team of BACP qualified counsellors is available via 1-1 chat sessions or messaging on a drop-in basis or via booked sessions
  • Discussion Boards which are all pre-moderated allow young people to access peer to peer support
  • Online Magazine full of moderated articles many of which are submitted by young people offering advice and guidance on a huge range of topics
  • Helpful articles, personal experiences and tips from young people and the Kooth team
  • No referral is required – young people can access the site independently
  • A daily journal to help young people track their feelings and emotions.
Young people can register for Kooth independently on their website at


A comprehensive list of FAQs for parents and carers can be accessed on the Kooth website at: https://www.kooth.com/parent-faqs

You can also read a handy guide to Kooth for healthcare professionals at: https://frimley-healthiertogether.nhs.uk/application/files/6616/2923/7806/Kooth_GP_Guide_2021_V1.1.pdf