Cumberland FA are delighted to create a link with Kooth - A free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Kooth is available in Cumbria to young people aged 10-18 (up to the 19th birthday)
Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.
CEO Ben Snowdon talked about mental health and welfare in his 'Return of Football' message and highlighed: "Whilst we are all excited about the imminent ‘Return to Football’ we also recognise that, as football will be one of the first restrictions lifted, those involved in the game may be amongst the first to encounter and identify potential issues with mental health and welfare, caused by the circumstances we have found ourselves in over the past 12 months."
This is one of the reason's why Cumberland FA are keen to highlight the importance of online support such as Kooth, to support the football community and beyond as we move forward from a year that has been isolating for so many.
Read the Return of Football message from CEO Ben Snowdon
What Does Kooth Offer?
Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a Professional.
Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis.
Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed.
Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support within 24 hours.
There are lots of other ways of gaining support on, whether you need it now or in the future.
Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards. All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.
To find out more visit www.Kooth.com where young people can register and others can find out more about the service.
View a short video about what Kooth offers
INFORMATION FOR CLUBS
Cumberland FA are currently working with local partners to provide clubs with a series of short information video's and formal partnerships that are available to provide assistance to clubs and any individuals who may need this support, whether this is now or in the future.
Ben Snowdon comments: "We are delighted that the first of these sessions will be a Zoom session from our new partner Kooth, who are a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people in Cumbria aged 10-18 (up to 19th birthday)."
The session will provide any overview of how Kooth can support young players with their mental health and Wellbeing. This will include a live tour and demonstration of the service.
The event is a free session aimed at Club Welfare Officers, Club Officials, Club Coaches and any parents who may be interested in attending.
KOOTH ZOOM SESSION: Mental Health In Sports
Join the Zoom Session on Monday 29 March from 7-8pm
Monday March 29, 2021 7pm – 8pm
Join Zoom Meeting (ID: 99083316822)
Click on the below links to find out more about the different kind of support offered by Kooth.
Create, Get Advice & Connect with others - browse posts and contribute by writng what is on your mind
Kooth Discussion Boards
Ask the community questions and have your say - Live forums
Helps make positive changes - what goals would you like to work towards?
Help record your mood on different days - and why you're feeling that way
Message someone on the Kooth Team about anything you want to share.
Request a chat for 1-1 support through instant messaging