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Digital mental health platform Kooth continues to expand its presence, with it now contracted by more than 90 per cent of NHS England CCGs to support the mental health needs of children and young people. 

In a trading update released today, Kooth also said it will accelerate investment in talent and its technology platforms, to drive its growth strategy and meet increasing demand for digital mental health support and tools in the UK and internationally.

In both its strategic priorities – working with young people, as well as adults through both the NHS and corporate commissions – Kooth said it continues to progress strongly. 

In its work with children and young people, the platform has grown to secure full coverage across London, as well as expanding into two Health Boards in Wales and securing its first two contracts in Scotland. 

Growth has continued in its adult provision – in Kooth Adult, which provides early intervention support to adults via the NHS, five new commissions were secured in the first half of 2021, adding to the five that were contracted during 2020.

Its corporate and employee wellbeing programme, Kooth Work, also continues to expand, with the Chartered Management Institute partnering with Kooth earlier this year to provide free mental health support to its UK members.

Tim Barker, chief executive of Kooth, says: “From young people to adults, via the NHS, corporates, or partners, we continue to demonstrate the momentum behind our mission to make effective, personalised digital mental health care available to all.”

In its update, covering the six-month period to June 30 2021, Kooth said it expects to be “comfortably in line” with market expectations for the full year, maintaining a strong balance sheet with net case of £8.8million to underpin its growth plans. 

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