Army Cadets Mental Support

Free Anonymous Mental Health support to all Cadets

in Partnership with Kooth, all cadets now have free, anonymous access to online mental health services and support.

Free Anonymous Mental Health support to all Cadets

10 October 2023

  • National
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Defence has joined forces with Kooth, a leading provider of online mental health and well being support to give Army Cadets free access to this important service.

Kooth’s free online service is anonymous and accessible at any time through any internet enabled device.

This service has already been rolled out across Defence for children of military families and 100% of those who have already accessed the service at since the launch say they would recommend it to a friend.

Whether it’s school, family worries or cadets, young people have significant life challenges, so I’m delighted that the Army Cadets are now able to offer access to a defence service that encourages young people to seek out support on their terms.

Brigadier Neville Holmes, Deputy Commander Cadets

How Kooth provides support

Defence’s partnership with Kooth opens its support to anyone aged 11 to 18 and is an Army Cadet, whether they are in the UK or abroad. It is easy, they to register just follow the steps and select “I am a Cadet”.

Once registered, users can connect with an online community of peers and read pre-moderated magazine articles on a range of mental health and well being subjects. They can also access an interactive hub for daily well being challenges, write a personal online journal and engage with a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited counsellor through chat messaging.

Kooth is the only digital mental health provider to offer one-to-one professional counselling and therapeutic self-help activities and peer-to-peer support; and to hold a UK-wide accreditation from BACP. All content on the online space is pre-moderated to ensure users’ protection. When necessary, the service can also direct individuals to other types of support, including clinical services.