Why Kids Call Us
Children and young people contact Kids Helpline for many reasons.
The most common concern is family relationships, and this has been a consistent trend since Kids Helpline commenced operation in 1991.
The top 10 issues that kids and young people aged 5-25 contacted Kids Helpline about in 2010 were:
- Family relationships
- Emotional/behavioural management
- Mental health issues
- Relationships with peers
- Relationships with partners
- Suicide-related issues
- Child abuse
- Grief and loss
- Homelessness or leaving home
- Study issues
To find out more about why kids call Kids Helpline, read the Kids Helpline Overview which provides comprehensive statistics and information on the service.