With Halloween this weekend, bonfire night next week, then the annual headlong rush towards Christmas, there are very exciting times ahead. These can however also bring with them all kinds of stresses and pressures as we try to do the best for everyone around us and ensure we all have a good time. Kooth.com is here to help throughout these times, whatever your concerns or worries, or if you would simply like to share your experiences with our caring online community. Kooth.com is a safe and supportive space for all of the Young People across our area to reach out and realise that they are never alone.
Our Service is available to support Young People aged 11-25 across Newcastle and Gateshead, with whatever they may need. The Kooth website is available 24/7, 365 days of the year, giving Young People access to articles, discussion boards, peer to peer support and self-help activities alongside the opportunity to contribute to all parts of the site. You can also speak, via text based chat, with one of our online counsellors or emotional wellbeing practitioners between 12 noon and 10pm Monday-Friday and between 6pm and 10pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Please see below our 'What's on Kooth in November?' resource which highlights some of the discussion boards and live forums that can be accessed on the site during the month of November. If you wish to use or share this resource please find a number of versions of it here.
Key Events for November
Here are some key dates and awareness days in November
Anti Bullying Week - 15th - 19th November
Supporting Copy for Social Media Posts for Anti-Bullying Week:
*Note* This is a quick and easy template that you can use as inspiration. Feel free to adapt this copy based on the audience you are speaking to.
- It's #AntiBullyingWeek this week! It's important to #bekind. #OneKindWord makes a world of difference as we never know what someone may be going through. If you or someone you know needs support, Kooth is always available. #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay
National Stress Awareness Day - 3rd of November
Other interesting things to look out for on Kooth this month are:
Gaming: What is Instant Vs Delayed Gratification
In the News: Welcome to the Metaverse?!
Read My Diary: Trying the Mini-Activities
Breaking Up With Friends
What is 'Casual Racism'?
(These are available on both Spotify and Apple Music by searching Kooth Podcast I have included a digital poster in this newsletter here to support with promoting these on social media,etc.)
Please find here a link to our Kooth Sign Up Guide should you wish to support any young people with gaining access to our online community.
Our offer of staff training, YPs Presentations and School Assemblies is still very much available. As well as our virtual offer, we are now delighted to also be able to offer face to face sessions again, if you are interested in booking any kind of support please do get in touch with me by replying to this email. There is a short video here to show you what we are able to offer.
Thank you for your continued support and if there is anything further I can help you with, please do not hesitate to get in touch.