Free online mental health support for 10-25 year-olds

As a result of funding from East and North Hertfordshire CCG, Herts Valleys CCG and Hertfordshire County Council, children and young people in Hertfordshire can now get free online emotional and mental health support using a website called

Anyone aged between 10 and 25 and registered with a Hertfordshire GP surgery, can sign up, choose an avatar (an online character) to represent them anonymously and have an online chat with a trained counsellor or therapist.

Kooth’s fully trained and qualified counsellors can help with a range of problems, including family problems, eating disorders, loneliness, bullying, anxiety and depression, and are available until 10pm, 365 days a year.

Please visit for more information.