How to access Kooth

How to access Kooth – a free online counselling and wellbeing service available to young people in Portsmouth.

Kooth is an online counselling and wellbeing service which offers free and anonymous mental health support. It is available to all young people aged 11-25 living in Portsmouth, Hampshire or the Isle of Wight.

As part of the service, you can chat to Kooth’s helpful team via message or live chat. You can also join conversations on discussion boards, write your own daily journal and read helpful articles featuring personal experiences and tips from other young people and the Kooth team.

The site is available 24/7 with counselling available 12pm – 10pm on weekdays and 6pm – 10pm on weekends.

How do I get support?

To access Kooth, you can sign up anonymously at

There are no waiting lists, and you don’t need a referral from your GP.

If you would like to register for Kooth but are unsure how to, or what information you will need, watch the video below for a handy step-by-step guide on how to sign up.


Find out more about mental health services in Portsmouth