ChildLine counselled one child every 4 minutes last Christmas Day
Christmas should be a magical time for children. The hustle and bustle of a home full of friends and family. The excitement of tearing into presents. But for some, it's a time when they feel more alone than ever, when they're struggling to cope with being ignored, bullied and abused. That's why we've launched our Call for Help appeal – aiming to raise £930,000 to support our ChildLine service over Christmas.
New figures released today show that in December last year, ChildLine counsellors carried out almost 23,000 counselling sessions with young people.