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XenZone & Education Policy Institute

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 from 09:00 to 11:00 (GMT)

Online mental health support for young people

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Breakfast Briefing
9:00 - 11:00, includes breakfast, tea and coffee
31 Oct 2017 Free  

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Mental Health Preview Event
Education Policy Institute (EPI) and XenZone invite you to preview the findings of a new research report:

Online mental health support for young people 
Preview Breakfast Briefing

Tuesday 31st October 2017 
9.00am - 11.00am
The Hospital Club, Forest Room, 24 Endell St, London WC2H 9HQ

You are invited to hear the exclusive findings from EPI’s research a day before the report is released to the public. The research will be presented by the report’s author, Emily Frith (former Director of Mental Health, EPI), and Aaron Sefi (Business Development Director, XenZone).

The report explores:

  • The key challenges of online counselling, including data collection
  • The provision and potential of online mental health support for young people in England and Wales
  • Data from Kooth about how the service is used (gender, background, age, presenting issues), with direct feedback from the children and young people who use it
  • Local insights from commissioners in Hertfordshire, Plymouth and Halton
  • The differences between online and face-to-face counselling
  • Current literature on online mental healthcare
  • Further research needed to demonstrate the impact of blending online and face-to-face counselling


  • 9:00 – 9:30 Event opens. Coffee, tea and breakfast is available
  • 9:30 – 10:00 Presentation of research findings from Emily Frith and Aaron Sefi
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Q&A panel discussion with Emily Frith, Aaron Sefi, a Kooth young person/ambassador and senior figures in mental health
  • 10:30 – 11:00 networking & coffee/tea and finish

Please note that places are extremely limited.

We look forward to welcoming you to an interesting and productive session. Meantime, if you have any questions, please email

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The Hospital Club (Forest Room)
24 Endell Street
WC2H 9HQ London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 from 09:00 to 11:00 (GMT)

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XenZone & Education Policy Institute

About XenZone

XenZone was established in 2001 to make it easy and safe for all generations to access the best mental health and emotional well-being services as and when they need them. XenZone use technology to help remove the barriers hindering children, young people and adults from accessing mental health support.

About EPI

The Education Policy Institute is an independent, impartial and evidence-based research institute that aims to promote high quality education outcomes for all children and young people, regardless of social backgrounds.

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