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May 09, 2019, 20:44 ET Prince William Announces Shout, UK's Crisis Text Line

NEW YORK, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - As part of ongoing work to promote mental health, The Duke of Cambridge released a video message today encouraging people in the United Kingdom to apply to become Crisis ...


Nov 06, 2018, 11:00 ET Support is Just a Text Away for All Youth Across Canada

Kids Help Phone Releases Results of 24/7 Texting Service Pilot Launch And Expands Nationally TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone is being rolled out nationally...


Oct 16, 2018, 18:07 ET Kids Help Phone Ready + Prepared with Youth Support Services During Cannabis 'Legalization'

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - In advance of tomorrow's cannabis legalization, Kids Help Phone is reminding young people, the adults in their lives, teachers, and the general public that their...


May 10, 2018, 10:00 ET Canada Health Infoway Teams up with Kids Help Phone to Provide Crisis Support Via Text

TORONTO, May 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Kids Help Phone have formed a partnership to help expand the reach of Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone. In January 2018,...


Oct 20, 2017, 08:30 ET Katherine Hay named new President and CEO of Kids Help Phone

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Kids Help Phone is pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine Hay as President and CEO. Ms. Hay will assume this leadership position on October 23, 2017. Ms. Hay...


May 10, 2017, 06:20 ET 1 in 3 Parents in Canada See Teens Struggling With Emotional Issues Online

Survey by national charity Kids Help Phone found that many parents worry about online usage and lack confidence in supporting struggling teens TORONTO, May 10, 2017 /CNW/ - One in three parents (32...


Jan 31, 2017, 11:00 ET Kids Help Phone and the Desjardins Foundation have joined forces to support our youth

MONTREAL, Jan. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Kids Help Phone, the only national helpline for young people, is pleased to announce it can count on the continued support of the Desjardins Foundation. Through the...


Sep 08, 2016, 05:00 ET Kids Help Phone: One in five teens in Canada seriously considers suicide

TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - A new report released by Kids Help Phone – Teens Talk 2016 – has revealed that one in five teens in Canada has seriously considered suicide in the last 12 months, and...


May 04, 2016, 11:11 ET Now There's 10,500 New Ways To Improve Youth Mental Health in Canada

TORONTO, May 4, 2016 /CNW/ - To coincide with Mental Health Week, Kids Help Phone has launched a new and improved version of Resources Around Me – Canada's largest online database of youth resources...


Jan 22, 2016, 15:19 ET Boston Pizza and Kids Help Phone launch new online resources to help adults understand challenges facing young people today

MONTREAL, Jan. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, with the financial support from the Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects, Kids Help Phone has launched new online resources targeted at parents and adults,...


Nov 17, 2015, 10:34 ET Nikki Yanofsky named National Celebrity Ambassador for Kids Help Phone

Singer's personal experiences with bullying inspires her commitment to leading Canadian charity TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Kids Help Phone, a leading Canadian charity dedicated to the emotional...


Oct 08, 2015, 08:00 ET Kids Help Phone launches new support 'zone' to improve teen guys' mental health

Stigma and stereotypes contribute to reluctance to seek help and to an increase in dangerous coping behaviors TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Teenage guys engage in high-risk behaviours and die by...


Oct 05, 2015, 10:39 ET Media Advisory - Kids Help Phone launches new support service for teen guys

To RSVP, please e-mail: monique.daniel@porternovelli.com TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Kids Help Phone will announce the launch of its new service specifically designed to address mental and...


Sep 15, 2015, 08:30 ET Teens in Canada Are Stressed, Kids Help Phone National Survey Finds

Bullying, Relationships and Body Image in Addition to School Grades Contribute to Teen Anxiety TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - New insights about teens in Canada from Kids Help Phone's landmark...


Jun 09, 2015, 10:29 ET Kids Help Phone raises $3.1 million and counting to support kids and teens in times of need

- To speak to someone about the Walk, please e-mail media@kidshelpphone.ca - TORONTO, June 9, 2015 /CNW/ - More than 11,000 participants from 40 communities across Canada walked in solidarity to...


Apr 30, 2015, 12:49 ET Media advisory - Montreal walks together to support Kids Help Phone

- To RSVP please e-mail media@kidshelpphone.ca - MONTREAL, April 30, 2015 /CNW/ - This Sunday, May 3, Montrealers will come together to raise much needed funds for kids emotional health and...


Apr 30, 2015, 12:44 ET Media advisory - Vancouver walks together to support Kids Help Phone

- To RSVP please e-mail media@kidshelpphone.ca - VANCOUVER, April 30, 2015 /CNW/ - This Sunday, May 3, Vancouverites will come together to raise much needed funds for kids emotional health and...


Apr 30, 2015, 12:40 ET Media advisory - Toronto walks together to support Kids Help Phone

- To RSVP please e-mail media@kidshelpphone.ca - TORONTO, April 30, 2015 /CNW/ - This Sunday, May 3, Torontonians will come together to raise much needed funds for kids emotional health and...


Feb 26, 2015, 10:15 ET Leading youth experts stress the importance of teaching consent at early age

- Professional counsellors available for interviews, contact media@kidshelpphone.ca - TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Approximately 71 per cent of youth in Canada report being in a dating relationship ...


Nov 12, 2014, 09:30 ET Nearly 3,500 Kids Help Phone counselling sessions a year relate to bullying

- Professional counsellors available for interviews during Bullying Awareness Week, contact media@kidshelpphone.ca- TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Bullying rates in Canada are higher than two-thirds...


Sep 10, 2014, 09:00 ET Kids Help Phone urges Canada to start a conversation about suicide on World Suicide Prevention Day

- Professional counsellors available for interview, contact media@kidshelpphone.ca- TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Suicide is a leading cause of death for young people in Canada1. Since 2012, Kids...


Jun 25, 2014, 14:00 ET LGBTQ youth are some of the most potentially vulnerable young people in Canada. This June, Kids Help Phone launches new tools to increase support to

TORONTO, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Although exploring one's sexual identity can be an ongoing process, it can be particularly complex for LGBTQ youth – young people who identify as lesbian, gay,...


May 07, 2014, 10:00 ET Canadians supporting young people's well-being: More than $3 million (and counting) raised for Kids Help Phone through the Walk so Kids Can Talk

10,000+ Canadians participated in annual fundraising event; donations accepted until May 31, 2014 TORONTO, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - In more than 25 communities across the country, Canadians showed their...


Apr 23, 2014, 08:30 ET Kids Help Phone invites Canadians to "Be a Hero" for Youth

Thousands of people in 25+ communities across Canada expected to participate in the annual Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO TORONTO, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - On Sunday, May 4, thousands of...


Feb 20, 2014, 11:00 ET Resources Around Me: Kids Help Phone's latest tool for young people

TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Every day, Kids Help Phone's professional counsellors help young people in communities across Canada connect with local supports including counselling and mental health ...