The people at Place2Be have shared these links for children and young people aged 10-18 . The links are three partners they are working with, with each service being offered free of charge.
- ThinkNinja: this is an app-based service, which can be downloaded. The app is guided by a ‘WiseNinja’, which is an automated virtual assistant, built on artificial intelligence and replicating a clinical psychologist. The app provides psychoeducation on mental health and emotional wellbeing along with coaching tips for staying well and handling stress. More information can be found on their website.
- Kooth: is an online service which offers online counselling and wellbeing support. Young people aged 10-18 years can sign up to this service online, selecting Place2Be from the drop down menu. The service offers a range of therapeutic tools and activities and is opened 365 days a year (currently from 12-10pm weekdays and 6-10pm at weekends, though this is currently being reviewed). This is an anonymous service, everything is pre-moderated and confidential. All the counsellors are trained, qualified and experienced working with young people. Further information can be found on their website.
- Shout: we have partnered with Shout, a free 24-hour crisis text service for over 18 months. This service is primarily aimed for students aged 10 years plus and is delivered by a team of crisis volunteers. Place2Be schools and their students can text P2B to 85258 24 hours a day. Additional information is available on their website.