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Support information for young people

    Counselling and emotional well-being support

Kooth - Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people from Kooth on Vimeo.

Young people aged 11-18 years (up to 19th birthday) in Wokingham can access free online counselling and emotional well-being support through Kooth.  The service provides a safe and secure way of accessing support from qualified counsellors. 

On Kooth you can:

  • Chat to Kooth's friendly counsellors
  • Read articles written by young people
  • Get support from the Kooth community    
  • Write in a daily journal

For further information and how to access this service visit the Kooth website.

Watch the Kooth Chat video

    Help to manage your mental health and wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing support

Visit our emotional and mental health support web page for young people.

Molehill Mountain – an app to help autistic people with anxiety

Molehill Mountain smartphone app aiming to help autistic adults understand and self-manage their own anxiety. The app has been developed by UK research charity Autistica and researchers at King’s College London with input from autistic people.

Further information about the App can be found on the King’s College London website.

    School Nursing advice and support line

During the COVID-19 pandemic the School Nursing service will be available to support children and young people with their emotional needs.

Contact details:

Phone: 0118 949 5055

Visit the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Children, Young People and Families service website for further details on the School Nursing service.

    Kickstart job opportunities scheme

Wokingham Borough Council have been successful in being approved for the Governments Kickstart scheme. The aim of Kickstart is to get 16-24-year olds who are struggling to find work, into employment during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Each job placement is completely new, lasting for six months and helping young people to build their confidence and experience in the workplace; all while earning a regular wage for up to 25 hours per week. 

For further information about this scheme and how to apply visit our news centre website.

    Careers Information Guidance and Support

Find Careers Information Guidance and Support on the Elevate website.

    COVID-19 - Young people's guides

West Berkshire CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) have produced an information sheet called  #Coping - young people's guide (PDF document) which has information and advice for young people on how to look after their mental health and emotional wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.  

Visit the UK Governments website for guidance on social distancing and staying alert and safe.

    Understanding your qualifications grades for 2020

A guide for students who are receiving their qualification results for 2020

To find out more about how you were graded, what to do if you didn’t get the results you wanted or think something has gone wrong with your grades, visit the UK Governments website or read the Government's guide for students who are receiving their qualification results in England this summer.

Exam Results Helpline

Provides information on appeals, complaints, or what your next steps may be once you’ve received your results.

Telephone: 0800 100 900


Contact the Ofqual student support phoneline if you want to find out more about how you were graded, the autumn exams series, how to make an appeal or raise a concern about bias or discrimination.

Telephone: 0300 303 3344

    Going back to school or college

Face coverings when travelling to school

Face coverings are a legal requirement for students on public transport. Students on dedicated school transport services don’t have to wear one, but it is recommended.

Face coverings in secondary school and college

Read the latest government advice on wearing facemasks in an educational setting on its website.

Tips for returning back to school

The following website provide information and tips for returning back to school and what you can expect when you do:

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