Kooth Online Counselling for young people

18th February 2021Mental Health, Online services, Patient information, Self care

Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group have commissioned the online counselling service Kooth, a service delivered by XenZone.

Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional well-being support service providing young people aged 11-25 years in Tower Hamlets with a free, safe and secure means of accessing support with their emotional health and wellbeing from a professional team of qualified counsellors.

Kooth is a well-established, award winning online counselling service and is accredited by The British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP). Founded in 2001, they are leading pioneers of online counselling in the UK, having won a number of prestigious awards.

Kooth has no referrals or waiting lists. Young people can access this service anonymously by signing onto the Kooth site (Please refer to the Kooth guide to signing up). Kooth provides unique out of office hours’ provision and is open 7 days per week, 365 days a year from noon until 10pm weekdays and from 6pm until 10pm on Saturday and Sundays, with reduced cover Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Bank Holidays.

Introducing the NHS app

19th September 2019Online services, Patient information, Self care

The NHS App provides a simple and secure way for patients to book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access a range of other healthcare services.

Who is it suitable for?

The NHS App is for people aged 13 and over who are registered with a connected GP surgery. You can use some of the app’s features without your GP surgery being connected.

How does it work?

With the NHS App you can:

  • check your symptoms – find reliable NHS information on hundreds of conditions and treatments, and get immediate advice
  • book appointments – search for, book and cancel appointments at your GP surgery
  • order repeat prescriptions – see your available medications and request a new repeat prescription
  • view your medical record – get secure access to your GP medical record
  • register to be an organ donor – easily manage your preferences on the NHS Organ Donor Register
  • choose how the NHS uses your data – register your decision on whether it can be used for research and planning

Self care

31st July 2019Patient information, Self care

Did you know that 10 of the most minor ailments seen by GPs can also be treated by you at home?

By treating yourself at home you could save a trip to the surgery and free up time for the GPs to see patients with more serious health problems.

Read about some of the most effective home treatments on the NHS Choices website for:

  • Back pain
  • Dermatitis
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Nasal congestion (blocked nose)
  • Constipation
  • Migraines
  • Coughs
  • Acne
  • Sprains and strains
  • Headaches

Visit the NHS website for more information