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Defining digital mental health for young people

Kooth and The University of Manchester have published groundbreaking new research exploring the rich therapeutic journeys of young people through Kooth, the largest digital mental health service in the UK. 

We knew Kooth was making a difference for the hundreds of thousands of service users using it annually, but before now we have not understood the intricate workings of a service that holistically caters for the needs of the whole person, rather than being symptom-led.

 This report delves into the different and powerful mechanisms of change within the service and its role as a safe virtual environment for support.

This is a unique and collaborative research project involving researchers, Kooth practitioners and young people, and utilising more than 15 years of data amassed through our therapeutic work with children and young people.

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