UK school and education trust partner with mental health platform

Kooth Work provides employees with a safe, confidential and welcoming place to access early intervention and non-judgemental mental health support

Seckford Education Trust and Springwell School have become the latest educational establishments to partner with Kooth Work to support the mental health and wellbeing of employees.

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Kooth Work will provide access to online counselling and wellbeing support when and where they need it.

For both organisations this includes all teachers, teaching support staff, on-site staff and governors. For Springwell School, Kooth Work will also be made available to the partners of employees or one family member aged 18+.

Seckford Education Trust is a multi-academy trust running primary and secondary schools across Suffolk and East Anglia. Southampton based Springwell is a primary school for children aged four – 11 years with complex learning difficulties. Both selected Kooth Work for its holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Kooth Work offers a digital mental health platform that allows employees to book one-to-one text-based sessions with experienced counsellors and wellbeing practitioners via anonymous chat.

These chats are accessible without waitlists or thresholds to meet. In addition, Kooth Work aims to provide an easily accessible, fully safeguarded and pre-moderated community with a library of peer and professional created content.

Kooth Work’s Flourish Mental Health Check runs alongside their digital platform. It is a tool that is based on the ‘whole self’, and recognises that home life and past experiences play an important part in people’s wellbeing at work.

It is hoped that the anonymous insights garnered from the Flourish Mental Health Check will help Seckford Education Trust, and Springwell School identify priority issues, ensuring that they invest in the right initiatives, as well as developing and implementing new policies, practises and support programmes, that meet the needs of all staff.

This will aid in the creation of a mentally healthy workplace where everyone can flourish and no one is left behind.

Dr Lynne Green, Chief Clinical Office at Kooth Work, said: “Seckford Education Trust and Springwell School are leading the way in the education sector with their mission to promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing within their schools.

“It’s not often easy for those working in the education sector – be it teaching or support staff – to ask for help and reach out for support with mental health and wellbeing concerns at work.

“Digital mental health services can help to reduce the stigma often associated with mental health. Our Kooth Work offering does this by providing people with a choice of safe and confidential options that match with their individual needs, as well as being accessible in a way they feel comfortable with.”

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