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Kooth in The Independent

Kooth was at the centre of a journalistic piece by world-renown publisher The Independent following a data release about COVID-19.

More than half of young people using a mental health app have reported increased levels of abuse at home during lockdown, research shows.

Kooth, an NHS commissioned service providing support to young people aged 10 to 25, recorded responses from service users between 3 March and 12 April this year.

It compared these with responses from the period of 3 March to 14 April in 2019 and found a 51 per cent increase in young people experiencing abuse at home.

“Not sure how long I can cope. I feel so alone. My parents are always drinking and shouting at me,” said one young person using the service.

“I can’t escape. I just want everything to go back to how it was.” Read the full article at

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