As schools and services are adapting to the new ‘normal’ young people may still be adjusting to the changes; some may have enjoyed being at home and may have been reluctant to return, and some will not be experiencing any challenges and will have enjoyed their return.

Being aware of the ongoing changes within the national news, I just wanted to keep you up to date with the continued support that is available from Kooth.

Kooth is available to all young people aged between 11 and 18 across Newcastle and Gateshead with additional provision up to 25 for care leavers, it is accessible from any internet device. Once registered a young person will have access to support and advice on their emotional wellbeing and mental health. This is provided through self-help resourcespeer to peer and professional support.

Using our online discussion boards there is also the opportunity to contribute to our live forums, which have a specific theme each week. I have attached the weekly themes for October, which you are free to signpost your pupils to.

You will find a Kooth booking form here for you to use to request resources or if you would like to arrange a virtual Kooth presentation for your school. We can offer presentations to both professionals and young people, as well as a pre-recorded video, please let us know if this is something you would be interested in.

There are also several topics of note this month, October is Black History Month in the UK, October 10th is World Mental Health Day and October 11th is National Coming Out Day, please see below resources related to each of these events:

Kooth – Black History Month Resources – VIEW HERE
Kooth – World Mental Health Day Resources – VIEW HERE
Kooth – National Coming Out Day Resources – VIEW HERE

Please feel free to share these digital posters on your website or social media accounts:

To be used for Kooth user promotion. The JPEG versions of the posters are better suited and more compatible for social media posts than PDF versions which are more suitable for e-mails and websites.