Kids Help Phone
|Formation||May 16, 1989|
|Registration no.||13000 5846 RR0001|
|Legal status||Charitable organization|
Kids Help Phone (French: Jeunesse, J’écoute) is a Canadian charitable organization that provides free online and telephone counselling to children and youth across Canada. In addition to its counselling services, Kids Help Phone also provides information on how to access support services for children and youth.
Since May 16, 1989 the organisation has provided counselling to youth via a toll-free number. The service received its one millionth call in 1993, and the organisation launched its anonymous online counselling system in 2002. In 2010, Kids Help Phone partnered with Sandra Hanington and Eric Windeler to create "The Jack Project @ Kids Help Phone" (re-branded to Jack.org in 2013) to develop programs and workshops specifically targeted at young people. With their assistance, Kids Help Phone was able to create an online chat service and mobile app to reach the current tech literate generation. It then launched BroTalk, a dedicated online service for teenage boys, in 2015 as an outreach program to reduce stigma around men seeking mental health support.
- Crisis hotline
- ChildLine - a similar service provided by a charity in the U.K. and Botswana.
- Kids Helpline - a similar service in Australia.
- "About Us". Kids Help Phone. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
- "Stats & Resources - Kids Help Phone". Kids Help Phone. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
- "About". Jack.org. 2015-06-08. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
- "Kids Help Phone launches new 'BroTalk' service for teen boys". CTV News. Retrieved October 8, 2015.