Kalda is designed by LGBTQIA+  therapists

We us the latest evidence-based techniques to improve your mental health.

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Our therapist team

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Uz Afzal


Uz is a highly dedicated mindfulness practitioner and teacher experienced in introducing mindfulness to a wide range of audiences including: schools, workplaces, charities, government, arts organisations. She is a published author on the subject of mindfulness with a book selling well in the UK, US and translated into several languages.

Explore our science in detail

The Kalda model is built on evidence, and developed with LGBTQIA+ therapists. We empower you through mindfulness techniques and cognitive behavioural therapy. Most of all, we give you space to share and give support with the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Through daily reflection questions Kaldan’s are encouraged to reflect and journal. These techniques are proven to build resilience..

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During our group sessions Kaldan’s have an opportunity to learn the latest cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness techniques.

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Kalda is built on peer support: people have the opportunity to share within group sessions and within the Kalda community.

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Through sharing and listening to others Kaldan’s support other’s in their own community.

Explore our science in detail

These are the studies which have informed the Kalda approach.

The future of mental health care: peer-to-peer support and social media

J. A. Naslund, K. A. Aschbrenner, L. A. Marsch and S. J. Bartels

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Effects of Mindfulness on Psychological Health: A Review of Empirical Studies

Shian-Ling Keng, Moria J. Smoski, and Clive J. Robinsa

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The views of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth regarding computerised self-help for depression: An exploratory study

Mathijs F G Lucassen, Simon Hatcher, Karolina Stasiak, Theresa Fleming, Matthew Shepherd & Sally N Merry

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Online Positive Affect Journaling in the Improvement of Mental Distress...

Joshua M Smyth, PhD,corresponding author, Jillian A Johnson, PhD, Brandon J Auer, PhD, Erik Lehman, MS, Giampaolo Talamo, MD, and Christopher N Sciamanna, MD, MPH

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Why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is the Current Gold Standard of Psychotherapy

Daniel David, Ioana Cristea, and Stefan G. Hofmann

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Group therapy in public mental health services: approaches, patients and group therapists

S. Lorentzen MD PhD, T. Ruud MD PhD

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What is the Kalda group contract?

Everything that is said in the group is private, and not repeated outside of the group. This extends to it being private that you attended the group, and what is said in the break out rooms not being shared with the wider group. The contact is: confidentiality, flexibility, non-judgement, respect and care.

What is a trauma-informed approach?

Our Kalda practitioners take a trauma informed approach to the group therapy, so that all activities are invitational. You can take breaks or leave at any point, you can also remain in the session but stop taking in the guidance.

How am I kept safe?

Kalda has active moderators on the platform, we flag and remove any offensive posts or language. Every user who joins agrees to our community guidelines. We have safety checks when people join: the onboarding call and other verification steps before creating an account.

How do I know it works?

Peer support, group sharing, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness techniques are all proven to improve your mental health, reducing anxiety and depression. If you use Kalda and are not happy with the product, you can get in touch with the team for your money back.

How is Kalda evaluated?

We work with experts from Public Health England and University College London to ensure we are collecting the right data in a safe way from our users. Kalda follows the National Institute for Care and Excellence digital health guidelines, we are a self management tool and we collect and analyse evidence on that basis.

Who are your therapists?

The Kalda therapy team are listed above, and they come from different backgrounds from psychotherapy to cognitive behavioural science and mindfulness. Each of our Kalda therapists are highly qualified, experienced and registered with an independent accreditation body in the United Kingdom.