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Youthline has been supporting young people for over 49 years. We are the first point of contact for many young people accessing youth development and support services across Aotearoa.
Our Helpline is well known as “the number one place for young people to reach out to for support” (Colmar Brunton 2019). Our 24/7 Helpline is staffed by over 250 volunteer counsellors supported by paid Triage and Clinical Support staff.
Last year, Youthline received over 246,000 contacts to the Helpline. 2 in 5 texts we’re replying to from young people are around depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide, with 1 in 5 texts being around suicide. We receive $90,000 from Oranga Tamariki and have to fundraise the balance of $1million each year to keep the Helpline running.
A $30 donation allows us to respond to 120 texts.