Kooth Mental Health Service

Your online mental wellbeing community

Over the last year adult mental health services usage have seen an upsurge of 61% and with the long-reaching effects of the pandemic predicted this can only increase further.

We know that as individuals, managers and leaders, prioritising your mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever. We have partnered with Kooth to provide a digital mental health service for our learners and members, offering round the clock support, advice and resources.

Kooth Mental Health Service

Your online mental wellbeing community

Change is exciting and challenging, but can cause uncertainty and anxiety, which can impact your mental health. We have partnered with Kooth to provide a digital mental health service for our learners and members, offering round the clock support and resources.

Whether you are leaving home, job hunting, managing your finances or adapting to studying, all through a global pandemic, there is someone to talk to and to listen.

It’s ok to not be ok

1 in 4 adults experience mental health issues at some point in their lives

Recent research carried out by CMI shows that a staggering 72% of employees rated their wellbeing as a top priority for management. These figures have put wellbeing firmly at the top of our agenda and we ask employers to do the same.

Kooth were our first choice to partner with to help support our own community with a safe and confidential space for mental health wellbeing.

If employee wellbeing is on your strategic agenda, find out more about how we can help as part of our Corporate packages.
62% of managers stated that the wellbeing/mental health of their team would be impacted by a return to the workplace
1 in 5 students have a diagnosed mental health problem
Poor mental health costs UK employers up to £45bn per annum
Only 4 in 10 employers have a formalised mental health and wellbeing strategy

Stat 1 from polling of 1,274 managers carried out by CMI between 26 March and 6 April 2021, Stat 2 from Dig-In, Stat 3 taken from Deloitte, Stat 4 taken from AON mental health report involving 300 respondents

It’s ok to not be ok

It really is ok to not be ok, and prioritising your mental health is important. You’d be surprised how many other students feel like you do. Kooth offers support when you need it, and is available as a free and anonymous benefit of your CMI membership.

Everyone should have someone to talk to when everything feels like it’s going wrong. Kooth is private and confidential so it feels safer to open up here.

Students and young learners are twice as likely to suffer from depression
1 in 5 students have a diagnosed mental health problem
52% of students reported a deterioration in their mental wellbeing through the pandemic

Who are Kooth?

Kooth is the UK’s leading online mental health platform with a mission to provide accessible and safe spaces for everyone to achieve better mental health.  Their online platform is clinically robust and accredited to provide a range of therapeutic support and interventions.

The services are fully safeguarded and moderated with a library of peer and professional created content, alongside access to experienced online counsellors. There are no thresholds for support and no waiting lists.

Online resources for when you need them
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Access counselling for your specific needs
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Completely anonymous, judgement free space

We recognise that the resources and support will vary depending on what stage in your life and career you are at that's why we have two tailored packages one for students and one for adults. Choose the best fit for you, and gain free access to resources and support as part of your CMI membership.

Kooth Student

If you are a full-time student at university, Kooth Student is for you

  • Discussion boards
  • Kooth student magazine and articles
  • Free counselling
  • Journal & self-help tools


Qwell is a safe space for adults to find online support and counselling

  • Discussion boards
  • Qwell magazine
  • Free counselling
  • Journal & self-help tools

We care about your wellbeing and safety and carefully vet the quality of all our services. For this reason, we can only guarantee this service within the UK for now. If you are located outside of the UK, please see our wellbeing content, and consult your local mental health support services for any requirements beyond this.

How to access Kooth

To access Kooth, please sign into the website. You’ll then be given the option of Kooth Student and Qwell to access the individual platforms, via the My Account page or alternatively using the options listed above once logged in.

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