Kids Help Phone
Our Big Earth is a strong supporter of Kids Help Phone – a free phone and online counseling service where youth from across Canada can go to get help.
Learn more about Kids Help Phone below or go to www.kidshelpphone.ca
What is Kids Help Phone?
Kids Help Phone provides free, anonymous and confidential counseling, referrals, and information to youth across Canada from ages 5 to 20. They offer counseling by phone and online, in both English and French with services available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Did You Know?
In 2010, the top 3 issues kids contacted KHP about were mental health concerns, peer concerns and family.
How many kids does KHP help each year?
In 2009, they received close to 210,000 calls and answered 25,000 posts on their website.
What do kids and teens contact KHP about?
Kids and teens can contact KHP about any problem, big or small. Counselors talk to kids and teens about many different issues, including friendship, puberty, and dating, bullying, sexual health, physical and emotional health, violence and abuse, suicide, addictions, and self-injury.
What’s the difference between phone and web counseling?
Phone counseling allows youth to speak immediately and directly to a counselor. It’s great for youth who need to talk to someone right away. Web counseling works a little differently. Users can post messages to KHP online forums, and each message gets a personal response from a counselor. Web posts are great for youth who need more time to think about what they want to say, and who aren’t in a rush for an answer. Web posts are usually answered within three days or less.
Who are the KHP counselors?
KHP counselors are trained professionals. They are not volunteers. KHP counselors have a degree or diploma in applied social science (for example, psychology or social work), as well as three to five years’ experience working with youth.
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