Kooth was featured as part of an article around how digital services are changing the mental health landscape for children and young people.
Last May, 20-year-old Chloe saw her local GP in Grimsby, in the north-east of England, after a personal trauma pushed her to seek professional help. Chloe had been dealing with severe depression and anxiety on and off since she was 13, when she took her first overdose, so she knew she needed therapy to stop herself from deteriorating again. “[My GP] asked me some questions and put me down on a waiting list for face-to-face counselling,” she said. But the help she needed was not forthcoming. “Over a year later, I’m still waiting for it.” Until she turned 18, Chloe had been part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), the unit of the UK’s National Health Service that serves young people with mental health issues, under which she struggled with nine attempts at suicide. After her most recent trauma, she was no longer eligible for youth services and joined a long list of adults in her area waiting for counselling services.
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