Free online mental health support for all 16-25-year olds in South Ayrshire
Young people in South Ayrshire are set to benefit from a new mental health and wellbeing support service.
Togetherall is an online, mental health support community, free to access for all 16-25-year olds living in South Ayrshire, 24 hours a day, seven days per week.
The pandemic has highlighted just how important it is that young people get the right support they need to take care of their mental health.
Togetherall offers a peer-to-peer support community, moderated by trained professionals to ensure the safety of all members. The platform is completely anonymous, which means young people can express themselves without fear of judgement.
Togetherall hosts a fantastic range of resources, all available at the click of a button, including self-guided support courses covering a variety of topics such as anxiety, sleep and depression; self-assessments to gauge personal development; and online articles designed to help members understand more about the issues they may be facing.
Councillor William Grant, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People said: "It's really important for young people to look after their mental health and wellbeing, especially in the current circumstances.
"Mental health does not define you, but opening up to others and taking ownership of how you're feeling is the first step in feeling better. We want you to grow well, live well and age well, and, and I'm delighted that we're able to offer this valuable service to young people aged 16-25 in South Ayrshire."
Henry Jones, Chief Executive of Togetherall said: "We're delighted to welcome those residents of South Ayrshire Council, aged 16-25, to the Togetherall community.
"Whether it's feelings of isolation, anxiety or depression, lockdown is having a dramatic impact on the mental health of our young people, which is why we are thrilled to be able to provide them with the support that they need."
You can join Togetherall here by entering your South Ayrshire postcode.