• Kooth CEO Tim Barker featured in latest City of London’s Global City case study series
  • Interview provides insights into Kooth’s role in helping to tackle the mental health crisis during COVID-19, the company’s successful IPO and advantages to working in London

London, January 6th 2020 Tim Barker, Kooth CEO, has been interviewed by the City of London Corporation Global City campaign that promotes the UK as an international financial centre and profiles firms who are champions of the UK.  

Tim Barker detailed how Kooth has been instrumental in helping to tackle the worrying rise in mental health conditions since the start of the pandemic and explained why Kooth decided to do an IPO even in the midst of a pandemic, the benefits of joining AIM and the advantages to being a London-based company.

Tim Barker, Chief Executive Officer, Kooth added: “As a company increasingly focused on supporting the mental health of the population, listing on the London Stock Exchange has enabled us to continue to invest and step-up to support the growing demand for digital mental health services. It’s a privilege to support the Global City initiative, and a timely reminder of the unique financial ecosystem and expertise that we have in the UK to support entrepreneurial businesses.” 

Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous mental health and wellbeing service for children, young people and adults.  It is the UK ’s leading digital mental health provider and is available to over five million people across England. Anyone accessing the service can do so without the waiting lists or thresholds often associated with traditional services.

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited digital service provides a non-judgemental place for people to talk, connect and chat with others and know they are not alone. They have instant access to self-help materials, live moderated discussion forums and tools such as online journals and goal trackers. Scheduled and drop-in counselling sessions are available all year round (including evenings and weekends).


About Kooth

We are the UK’s leading online mental health platform. Our mission is to provide accessible and safe spaces for everyone to achieve better mental health. Our online platform is clinically robust and accredited to provide a range of therapeutic support and interventions. All our services are predicated on easy access to make early intervention and prevention a reality. 

Our services are:

  • Kooth: for children and young persons
  • Qwell: for adults
  • Kooth work: for organisations 

Kooth is commissioned in 81% of the NHS’s clinical commissioning group areas across the country. It is a fully safeguarded and pre-moderated community with a library of peer and professional created content, alongside access to experienced online counsellors. There are no thresholds for support and no waiting lists. Currently, Kooth sees over 4,000 logins a day. 

Qwell operates across distinct locations and serves specific cohorts, including parents, teachers, victims of crime and those who have suffered from or continue to experience domestic violence. It is also offered as a benefit by a number of corporate organisations delivering anonymous digital mental health support services to employees.

Kooth Work is a corporate service, aimed specifically at employers to support the wellbeing of their employees, providing confidential and anonymous access to a wellbeing community, counselling, content and self-help tools.  Kooth Work provides valuable, anonymous insights into the wellbeing of the workforce so that employers can identify specific areas of improvement for their wellbeing strategy.