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Kooth April Newsletter
Hi everyone, we are officially into British Summer Time!! 🌞🌻😎 There are lots of exciting things to look forward to. The Bank Holiday season is just around the corner and we get extra days this year, the weather seems to be on the up and the clocks have finally returned to Daylight Saving Time. 🌞⏰ These are all things to feel more positive about and give us a little bit of a boost, however there are still lots of challenging things to deal with, the awful situation in Ukraine continues, the seemingly endless rise in the cost of living appears to have no end in sight and regardless of how we all feel individually, we all have our own personal things that we need to deal with. At Kooth we are fully aware of all of these things and are here, as always, to support whatever the needs of our Young People may be via Kooth.com, our free, safe and anonymous website offering flexible and confidential support to Young People through our community spaces, self-help tools and online text-based counselling.
In April we are supporting Stress Awareness Month (Download assets here) which runs throughout the month, alongside a number of other important dates/events (see additional details further down this newsletter). In addition to this we have Ramadan and Easter falling within April, important religious dates for many people that can often bring with them their own challenges. It is therefore comforting to know that our service is available right across the period for both of these festivals to support any concerns or worries that our Young People may have.
Kooth is available to all Young People aged 11-25 across Newcastle and Gateshead. The Website is available 24/7, 365 days of the year, giving access to articles, discussion boards, peer to peer support and self-help activities, alongside the opportunity to contribute to all parts of the site. Young people can also speak, via text based chat, with one of our online counsellors or emotional wellbeing practitioners between 12 noon and 10pm Monday-Friday and between 6pm and 10pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Please see below our 'What's on Kooth in April?' resource which highlights some of the discussion boards and live forums that can be accessed on the site during the coming month. If you wish to use or share this resource please find a number of versions of it here.
Key Events for April
Here are some key dates in April
- Stress Awareness Month (April 1st - 30th)
- Autism Awareness Day (April 2nd)
- World Health Day (April 7th)
- Easter (April 17th)
- Ramadan (April 2nd - May 1st)
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April 1st - 30th)