Introducing Kooth

Kooth Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop. Speak to friendly counsellors and access articles, self-help materials, advice and community forums. It is free and completely anonymous. You can find the website here

There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus and for young people these changes might be making them feel particularly scared or vulnerable.

The Children’s Commissioner has produced a helpful guide for children explaining the Coronavirus. Guide For Children: Explaining The Coronavirus Click here to read the information. The information includes useful strategies to address worry and a selection of websites to keep them busy and feeling happier.

FYI…Young Hackney online programme starts today

Young Hackney hasn’t let the social isolation stop them from planning exciting activities for the holiday period. As of TODAY, Monday 6 April, Young Hackney will be delivering an online programme of exciting interactive sessions for young people in the borough aged six to 19-years-old and up to 25 for young people with additional needs.Continue reading FYI…Young Hackney online programme starts today

Current news on coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to be all around us. If it is making you or someone you care about feel anxious, concerned or stressed, there are places you can get help and advice.

The Young Mind website has some excellent advice on what to do if you’re feeling anxious.  Click here to find out more The Anna Freud website also has advice and some examples of self-care strategies to support you. Click here to find out more. There are also other useful links on our contact page. TheContinue reading Current news on coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to be all around us. If it is making you or someone you care about feel anxious, concerned or stressed, there are places you can get help and advice.

Stop press! Stop press! New participants! Book now ….

Just to let you know…. *Young Hackney is now also presenting a workshop at our conference on the 21st. Young Hackney is a part of Hackney’s Children and Young People’s Services. In addition to offering activities for all young people, through youth clubs, sports sessions and citizenship programmes, they also offer advice and support. ThisContinue reading Stop press! Stop press! New participants! Book now ….

We’re getting really excited about our next conference ‘Mind, Body & Soul: Finding your Safaplace’

We have some amazing speakers and workshops this year including the return of the inspirational Johnny Benjamin MBE,  poets Adisa the Verbaliser and Emily Harrison and many more! Details of how to book are coming soon. Please keep the date free and come and join us in exploring how to support positive mental health andContinue reading We’re getting really excited about our next conference ‘Mind, Body & Soul: Finding your Safaplace’