Out-Of-Hours GP Services Are Changing

We want to provide the right services at a time which is convenient for you. We’ve listened to feedback from people in our local area, and we are making changes to our out-of-hours appointments to deliver better services for you.

Kooth Service for Children and Young People – Free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support for young people.

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service providing young people aged 11-26 years in Thurrock with a free, safe and secure means of accessing support from a professional team of qualified counsellors.

Kooth.com is a well-established, award winning online counselling agency and is accredited by The British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP). Founded in 2001, they are leading pioneers of online counselling in the UK, having won a number of prestigious awards. It is a transformational lifeline that has successfully helped and continues to reach the very vulnerable, many of whom would never have access to face-to-face counselling.

Young people can access this service anonymously by signing onto the Kooth website. The Kooth service includes:

  • Drop in chats with counsellors
  • Booked 1:1 chats with a counsellor
  • Themed message forums
  • Secure web-based email
  • Articles regarding mental health

Please visit www.xenzone.com/kooth for information about Kooth.