Vale young people can now access free online counselling

Kooth is a new online counselling service that has been rolled out for young people in Aylesbury Vale.

The online counselling service supports young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health. It was set up to help young people avoid the stigma sometimes associated with seeking help.

Young people aged 11 to 19 can register anonymously on the site, which gives them access to drop-in or booked online chats with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy certified counsellors, Psychotherapists and emotional wellbeing practitioners.

When using the service, young people are encouraged to identify goals and monitor progress with their counsellor.

It is no secret that there is a growing concern for the mental health of our young people and Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous service that provides a solution for the support of our young people. I encourage any young person in Aylesbury Vale who may be struggling with their emotional well-being and mental health to visit Kooth and take advantage of this fantastic resource. - David Lidington MP

The Kooth site is accessible at any time, via any connected device, helping to eliminate the stigma often associated with asking for help. The online counselling team is available on Kooth between mid-day and 10pm on week days and from 6pm until 10pm at weekends.

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#TalentTuesday Event

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David thought you would be interested to know that the next #TalentTuesday event will be on Tuesday 27 March from 5:30pm-8:00pm at Bucks New University, High Wycombe.

#TalentTuesday events bring together businesses from all sectors with young people looking for an opportunity to become an apprentice or trainee or simply looking to get some work experience. 

The format of the event includes an exhibition with employer and apprenticeship provider stands, talks on discovering the advantages of apprenticeships as well as advice and information from apprenticeship providers and Buckinghamshire Business First.

For businesses there will be one-to-one meetings with young people that are interested interested in filling vacancies for your business.

If you are a young person and wish to learn more about this event click here.

If you are an employer and wish to learn more about this event click here.