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Why Kids Call Us

why do kids callChildren 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
  • Bullying
  • 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.