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The Go-To website proves a hit among children and young people seeking mental health support in North Yorkshire
A new website to help children and young people find help to overcome mental health challenges, is proving a hit in North Yorkshire. The Go-To (www.thegoto.org.uk) is a portal or ‘single point of information’ for the wide range of mental health support services offered by different agencies in the county. In the first month since…Read More
The Go-To website launched to help young people’s mental health
A new website has been launched dedicated to helping children and young people find mental health support in North Yorkshire. The Go-To (www.thegoto.org.uk) is a portal or ‘single point of information’ for the wide range of mental health support services offered by different agencies in the county. With the majority of young people currently not…Read More
New online mental health support for young people in North Yorkshire
Young people aged 11-18 in Scarborough and Ryedale and across North Yorkshire can now access Kooth, a website offering free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support.
Kooth (www.kooth.com), from digital mental health provider XenZone, gives
young people instant access to emotional and wellbeing advice and support whenever
and whenever they need it. It incorporates self-help articles and online tools
such as a mood tracker, as well as professional online therapy and moderated
The Kooth service has been
commissioned by local mental health provider Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS
Foundation Trust (TEWV) as part of its commitment to provide early mental
health guidance and support through digital provision.
The service is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and provides a safe environment where young people can chat anonymously and in confidence with qualified counsellors, who are online from noon until 10pm on weekdays and from 6pm until 10pm, 365 days a year.
Young people can register on
Kooth without having to provide personal details such as their name or address.
It provides a safe and non-judgemental place for them to talk, connect and chat
with others and know they are not alone.
Chris Davis, TEWV head of service for children and young people, said: “Digital technology is a daily part of people’s lives now, especially for children and young people. They expect to be able to go online to get instant access the help and support they need. Being able to have a presence online to provide advice and guidance to young people in our area is essential in helping drive forward mental health provision.
“We have commissioned the
Kooth service to complement our existing care provision. The online counsellors
are fully qualified and experienced and where necessary will signpost children
and young people to wider support available, as well as having the ability, when
information is provided to them, to refer them directly on to our services if
Kooth is operated by XenZone, digital mental health provider. Elaine Bousfield, the organisation’s founder said: “It’s so important that young people can access support when they need it with none of the stigma they may feel is sometimes attached to seeking help. We look forward to integrating Kooth with local services, to help support more young people with their mental wellbeing at the time of need.”
Kooth is now available in more than 120 Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) areas, and in 2018 saw more than 1,700 log-ins every day. For further information visit www.kooth.com.Read More
New website to be launched to help young people access mental health services in North Yorkshire
new website is set to be launched this autumn, dedicated to helping children
and young people find mental health support in North Yorkshire.
new website will be a portal or ‘single point of information’ for the many
mental health support services offered by different agencies in the county.
is being developed by NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG on behalf of
North Yorkshire County Council and neighbouring CCGs (NHS Airedale, Wharfedale
and Craven CCG, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG, NHS Scarborough and
Ryedale CCG and NHS Vale of York CCG) and will promote services within the
existing North Yorkshire County Council boundary.
people from North Yorkshire Young Minds Combined – a group made up of
representatives from the City of York Youth Council, The North Yorkshire Youth
Commission, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust’s NHS Youth Forum, Show
Me That I Matter (York’s Children in Care Council) and the North Yorkshire
Youth Voice Executive – are also helping to design the new website and will
decide on what it is called.
thought around one in three young people suffer mental health troubles. North
Yorkshire County Council and clinical commissioning groups in York and North
Yorkshire are committed to supporting young people and young people’s mental
Councillor Janet Sanderson, Executive Member for the Children and Young
People’s Service, said: “Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of North
Yorkshire’s young people is a priority for our services. We therefore welcome
this initiative and the fact young people themselves will be involved in the
design and the name of the website.”
Scarborough and Ryedale CCG Associate Chair and the clinical lead for mental
health in North Yorkshire, Dr Peter Billingsley, said: “Mental health services
for children and young people are delivered by a range of different organisations
in North Yorkshire and York. We know it can sometimes be difficult for a young
person to find the right help.
website will signpost a young person to the most appropriate support and will
have lots of useful tips and information to help a young person cope with
stress or anxiety.”
Parkinson, Chair of the North Yorkshire Youth Voice Executive, added: “Having
suffered myself and known many other young people who have suffered with mental
health issues, I know how hard it can be to find the right support in the vast
web of different services available for young people.
website will offer an accessible way for young people to find the right support
for themselves and their own needs without having to go through endless
referrals and conflicting advice.”
As well as help and advice for young people, the
new website – due to be launched in September – will have resources to support
parents and carers. It will also contain a section for GPs and other
professionals who work with children and young people.
New website launched to support children and young people’s mental health
Published on Nov 6, 2018
A new website to support children and young people from North Yorkshire with their mental health and wellbeing has been launched, thanks to the local NHS.
Compass BUZZ, who are commissioned by the five North Yorkshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to provide mental health services for children and young people, has launched the site to build on the existing service which offers help and support around some of the most common mental health and wellbeing difficulties.
The new website, gives children and young people as well as parents, carers and professionals, direct access to videos and helpful tips on identifying and managing difficulties including anxiety, bullying, eating problems, loss, low mood and self-esteem as well as stress and self-harm.
Lisa Gale, Service Manager for Compass REACH and Compass BUZZ, North Yorkshire, said: “For young people aged 11-18, it can be hard growing up and they can face lots of different issues.
“We have designed the website for a wide audience; to appeal to children and young people and also provide details for parents and professionals on how to support them. It focusses on four key areas: Being Bullied, Being Angry, Being Worried and Being Sad.
“There are some amazing video clips which were filmed with the help of young people from Stokesley School and Harrogate Youth Council. For more brilliant clips you can also access the new Compass BUZZ YouTube channel.
“We will be keeping the website up to date with Compass BUZZ news and events, so please take a look.”
The website follows the earlier launch of a text messaging service ‘BUZZ US’ which is a confidential text messaging service for young people aged 11-18 across North Yorkshire. Named by children, BUZZ US can be contacted confidentially on 07520 631168 Monday – Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).
On behalf of the five North Yorkshire CCGs, Janet Probert, Chief Officer of NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG, said: “There’s some really fantastic work going on with services for children and young people and we’re increasingly grateful to Compass BUZZ for launching initiatives like these. We hope our health and social care professionals, schools and community groups will help spread the word so that more children and young people can continue to feel supported by this service.”Read More