Kooth counselling and mental health services

Hello all!

We just wanted to make you aware of kooth.com, a free, safe online community and counselling site for children and young people.

Kooth.com is available in your area, commissioned by your local NHS clinical commissioning group or Local Authority. It is available to children and young people in 77% of CCGs in England and look after 500k children and young people every year.

They are hugely aware of the impact of COVID 19 on our year 6 children. We have launched a specific transition campaign for year 6 children which you can find here. Kooth.com is available 365 days per year with live counselling available 12 until 10pm everyday.

What is Kooth?

Kooth.com is a free online mental health platform for children and young people. It is free for young people to access the service, no referral is needed and by creating an online profile young people remain anonymous whilst accessing direct counselling, and/or browsing the site for self-help information and guidance. The whole site is fully safeguarded and pre-moderated.

Our multi-professional team includes BACP accredited counsellors, media workers (who moderate site content) and senior emotional well- being practitioners who are supported by a management team working to a clear clinical and quality governance framework.

XenZone has robust safeguarding practice which is robustly overseen by our senior clinical and safeguarding team. This ensures kooth.com is a safe, supportive and accessible service for young people in a non- stigmatising environment.

Who is Kooth for?

Any year 6 students or secondary students that may need support with their mental health. They don’t need a referral or parental permission.The service is anonymous and fully safeguarded.

Noone can create a username, post a comment or create content without our team approving it. We work with young people who may be interested in exploring mental wellbeing – right through to those with ongoing mental health needs that may use us alongside or instead of traditional services face to face and CAMHS services.

Breeze has talent!!!

Breeze has Talent is a talent competition for young people aged between 8 – 18. Now in its 13th year, Breeze has Talent has given almost 1,000 children and young people in Leeds the chance to shine.

Breeze Has Talent

  1.  Download the Breeze has Talent application and consent form, in as either a Word document or PDF , complete this and return to us at breeze@leeds.gov.uk if you can’t complete it electronically, you can print the form and email us a photo of your application. Get in touch via our email if you’re struggling.
  2. Upload your audition video entry to our private Facebook page stating your name and date of birth
  3. You will then hear from us early July to let you know if you have made it through to the next round

Closing date for entries is Tuesday 30th June 2020

Summer Reading Challenge!

Summer Reading Challenge

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is being launched on 5th June and will end in September.

Sign up and join the Silly Squad, a bunch of animals who love to have a laugh and read lots of funny books.

Once you have you have signed up you can read books, earn badges, get rewards and play games to earn more points.

You can read books from home or if you are a member of a public library you can borrow e-books/audio books through Leeds Libraries ( https://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/libraries) or download the borrow-box app (https://www.borrowbox.com/).

What are you waiting for?!

Click on the link and join now!

Miss Whiteley

Do you need some culture in your life?

Watch the Cirque De Soleil’s 1 hour performances free on Youtube.


Chichester Theatre are also staging David Walliams book ‘The Midnight Gang’. Watch this here:

https://www.cft.org.uk/ ……from 13:00 today!

The West End in London are releasing free musicals for live stream every Friday at 19:00.

The London children’s ballet production of Ballet Shoes is available here for free:

Comedy for Kids Radio and Podcast series: