We’ve expanded our digital mental health offer in Greater Manchester

We’ve commissioned Qwell for adults 26+ and extended the Kooth offer so it’s now available to children, young and young adults aged 10 to 25.

Children and young adults aged 10 to 18 have already benefited from being able to access the Kooth.com service, which has been extended and is now accessible for those aged 10 to 25.

From April 1st Qwell (qwell.io), provided by Kooth Digital Health, will be available to all adults in Greater Manchester. Commissioned by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, Qwell is a safe and anonymous digital mental health and wellbeing service which can be accessed for free, with no waiting lists, no referrals and no thresholds. The service is accredited by BACP, can be accessed from any internet device and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Just like Kooth, Qwell provides a welcoming place to access non-judgemental professional help for any mental health concerns, as and when needed. The service is designed to work alongside other NHS commissioned services within the established mental health pathways. Once registered, it can be accessed via any internet connected device such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Qwell delivers a therapeutic model of online counselling, offering personalised, anonymous, mental health support with no waiting list or threshold. This text-based support is available to all adults across Greater Manchester aged 26+ and includes:

Emotional wellbeing resources, online community, message facility & online counselling with the BACP accredited counsellors. The online counselling team are available from 12 noon to 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm at weekends, 365 days a year, providing a much needed out-of-hours service for emotional support in an accessible and convenient way.

You can find out more about Qwell here

A series of Eventbrite sessions have been organised throughout April. These will be available for all professionals to attend to find out more about Kooth & Qwell.  Register for your free ticket today

The link with details of how to register for a free ticket is below:

If you would have any questions about the service, or would like to meet with a member of our engagement team in Greater Manchester for a demonstration of the service, training, or promotional materials, please contact Julie Lloyd on julloyd@kooth.com

This document shows how Kooth and Qwell sit alongside existing services: Living Life To The Full; SilverCloud. It places all our digital services within the Thrive pathway: Getting help; Getting more help; Getting risk support.

Digital Mental Health Offer within Greater Manchester March 2022

If you have any questions about the document or its content, please contact laura.blake10@nhs.net