Please see below a reminder from KOOTH, which is a free counselling service for pupils aged 10 and over. They have asked us to remind you that Kooth is still here to provide free, safe and anonymous support for children and young people across Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire. This is particularly important at this time to support young people with a range of emotions that they are currently experiencing and perhaps struggling to manage.

KOOTH are able to offer support to pupils and students.

For our December Kooth update, firstly I would like to share our latest resources including our new how to use Swivle guide, and our Festive support posters.

How to use Swivle Guide – VIEW HERE

Holiday and Festive posters – VIEW HERE

As always, you can view and download our full range of digital resources on Swivle

Please note, Kooth will still be available over the Christmas period with reduced hours on the following days:

Thurs 24th Dec Christmas Eve 4 – 8pm
Fri 25th Dec Christmas Day 4 – 8pm
Sat 26th Dec Boxing Day 4 – 8pm
Thurs 31st Dec NYE 12 – 8pm
Fri 1st Jan New Year’s Day 4-8pm

Please also note the upcoming Live Forumson Kooth for young people to access during December are as follows:-

Ø Friday 4th December – Healing After Loss of a Loved One

Ø Wednesday 9th DecemberLooking After Your Wellbeing

Ø Monday 14th DecemberAlternative Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

Ø Wednesday 23rd DecemberHoliday Social Takeover

Ø Monday 28th DecemberReflecting on Positives from 2020

(For further information, please see attached the December Live Forums Topic Calendar)

Kooth Live Forums: December 2020

Live forums can be found in the discussion boards and go online at 7.30pm on the evening they are planned. They are moderated in real time until 9.00pm.

Friday 4th December – Healing After Loss of Loved Ones

Losing someone you love is never easy and this year has been especially difficult. In tonight’s sensitive and supportive discussion, we will be exploring the stages of grief and how we can start to heal. We will be sharing ideas on how to celebrate the lives of those we have lost as well as looking after our own mental health and how to access support.

Wednesday 9th December – Looking After Your Wellbeing!

In this Live Forum we will be looking at how we can look after our wellbeing, particularly during current circumstances. We will be discussing why wellbeing is important, how to prioritise it in your everyday life and sharing our favourite wellbeing life hacks.

Monday 14th December – Alternative Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

In this Live Forum, we are going to be taking a look at alternative things to do over the Christmas holidays. So if you don’t celebrate Christmas, can’t do what you normally would or have already had enough of the festivities, tonight’s forum is perfect for you! We’ll be sharing ideas of things you can get up to, and we’ll be inviting you to share your own ideas too! We hope to see you here!

Wednesday 23rd December – Holiday Social Takeover!

This year has been a little different, and we haven’t had many chance to do a Social Takeover! So in this Live Forum we’ll be handing over to you, the Kooth community, to decide where the conversation takes us. Since it’s our last forum before Christmas, we’re going to be getting into the Christmas spirit with our festive party! So pop on your Christmas jumper, get your festive playlist ready and come celebrate with us! We hope to see you here!

Monday 28th December – Reflecting on Positives from 2020

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a really difficult year for a lot of people, but there have also been some nice things along the way. In this Live Forum we will be looking back and reflecting on the positives of 2020. From discovering new hobbies, happy news you might have missed to finding every day silver linings, if you are looking for a pick me up, this is the topic for you!