The summer holidays can be the longest, loneliest time for a child who feels they have nobody to talk to.
Will you give a gift today to help make sure that Childline can be there to provide a safety net for all young people needing our support?
Right now, we are providing more counselling sessions about mental health and wellbeing than ever before. With 1 in 3 of these counselling sessions taking place between 8pm and midnight, it is incredibly important that we are there to support young people whenever they need us.
With schools closing soon for the summer holidays, we need to make sure that we are there for children when their usual support networks may not be.
Hollie’s anxiety began at the age of 12 and within a few months had become so overwhelming she was no longer able to stay in school. Hollie was later admitted to hospital and tried to take her own life. It was during this time she called Childline for the first time.
After returning home, Hollie found herself unable to talk to anyone – except Childline. Whenever she felt bad, Hollie would go to the shed and call one of our counsellors. She describes Childline as her lifeline at this time.
After two-and-a-half years, Hollie was able to start speaking to her family again. She's now managing her anxiety well, volunteers at a counselling service and studying at college.
Help children facing a summer of abuse
Childline: here 24/7
Our trained Childline counsellors are there for young people 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Talking to Childline can be the first step that gets a child's life back on track. And young people can get help and support with any issue they're going through, no matter how big or small.
It's thanks to you we've been able to help children when they need it most.
Listening to children
Childline offers help and support to thousands of children and young people whenever they need us, thanks to counsellors like Sarah.
Supporting deaf children and young people
We're committed to being there for every child who needs us. Childline has a range of advice and resources for children who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing.
This includes a SignVideo service which allows children and young people to contact a Childline counsellor via an interpeter.
Visit Childline's Deaf Zone to find out more.