Right now, many children are struggling to cope.
They're facing abuse, neglect, and bullying, and their mental health is at breaking point. Thousands of children are calling Childline with thoughts of self-harm and suicide, and many have nowhere else to turn.
Childline must be here for children this winter. But we need your help.
Sometimes I have suicidal thoughts when things get too much for me. Lately, these thoughts haven’t been going away. It’s all I can think about.
I’m feeling so overwhelmed with everything and not having any choice in what happens to me. I’m really struggling. I just don’t want to be here anymore.
How your donations make an impact
Every 25 seconds a child contacts Childline for help.
This year, Childline has seen a 29% rise in calls from young children struggling with their mental health.
Around 90% of our funding comes from our supporters, helping us reach children across the UK.
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80p in every £1 we spend goes directly to helping children and young people. This includes working with children and families, our helplines, schools service and child protection and awareness campaigns like PANTS. Read our Annual Report (PDF).
This is a true story but names have been changed and photographs have been posed by models.
Your donation could go towards our therapeutic services, or it could help us fund services like our helpline and Childline. Wherever the need is greatest, that’s where your donation will go.