A day for smiles

By: yourtown 01 Apr 2015 Kids Helpline

April 1 is a day for laughs, fun and smiling. At Kids Helpline we try to make young people smile every day by listening when they need support the most.


Young people like Claire.*

"I was feeling depressed and I didn't know what to do about it, so I isolated myself from everyone. I stopped showing up to school and I'd just sit at home all day and cry. I was tired all the time but couldn't sleep, I wouldn't eat, and I didn't want to leave my house."

"Then I remembered I'd seen an ad in my school diary for Kids Helpline. I decided to call up, I felt better about myself afterwards and it gave me the confidence to tell my family and see a doctor."

"The feeling soon came back, so I called again and the counsellor said she was proud that I had enough courage to call up and tell people about it. I had never looked at it from that point of view."

The counsellors I spoke to helped me understand my depression, figure out what was causing it, help me get it off my mind and even made me smile. Thankyou :) Claire.

We need your support to ensure that we can offer more young people like Claire practical help and emotional support.

Your donation means that we can answer more calls and provide more ongoing counselling sessions – so more of our young people know they are not alone.

Answer the call and donate today. It will make a difference.

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