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Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May 2020

Monday 18 May 2020 9.43am

Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme is kindness.

For more information visit the Mental Health Awareness Week website at

Herefordshire mental health resources

New online counselling and wellbeing service for 11 – 26 year olds

Kooth has just launched a new online counselling and wellbeing service in Herefordshire for 11 – 26 year olds.

Kooth is:

  • Safe, confidential, anonymous
  • Free to users
  • Available 365 days a year through a smart phone, tablet or computer: go to

Kooth can help with many types of concerns including: relationship problems, family issues, school or college worries, feeling low or depressed, drink, drug or money problems. 

Kooth helps to reduce wait times for young people seeking help and removes stigma around mental health.

Kooth is a “BACP accredited service”, which means it is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Mental Wellbeing advice

There is some very useful advice on ways to help improve mental wellbeing, during the COVID-19 pandemic on the Herefordshire Council website.