Kids Help Phone’s supporters share their reasons for rallying behind young people in Canada.
Getting involved can give you a sense of fulfilment and make you feel good about how you spend your time. You also have the chance to make a difference in the lives of young people across Canada. We asked some of our supporters why they decided to get involved with Kids Help Phone. Here’s what they said:
“I heard about Kids Help Phone via our high school counsellors and educators. It was important to them to let us know we can talk about any topic in our lives. I support Kids Help Phone because I believe it’s so important that children and youth in Canada have a safe and comfortable place to go to speak about any problem in life.”
— Stephen, Kids Help Phone Ambassador
“I support Kids Help Phone because I believe no kid should ever have to face issues on their own, as I know what it’s like to face challenges on your own and be scared to reach out for help.”
— Shay, Kids Help Phone volunteer
“As a Kids Help Phone employee, volunteer and donor, and as an adoring aunt, I’m passionate about ensuring young people always have someone they can talk to. Seeing our professional counsellors in action and speaking with people who have benefitted from Kids Help Phone, I have the utmost confidence in our work. Getting involved makes me feel like I’m making a difference for kids.”
— Melanie, Kids Help Phone employee
“I was inspired to support Kids Help Phone after hearing a presentation by a local Kids Help Phone staff member. At the time, Sobeys was looking for a local champion in the Moncton area and I leapt at the opportunity! I was single and had no kids but felt an emotional connection to youth and the support that Kids Help Phone could provide them.
I have been a very active volunteer, supporting the Walk by providing volunteer support to the committee, financial support through fundraising at my local Sobeys stores, as well as being a ‘face’ in the community.
This year I am a member of the Moncton Walk Committee, but beyond this work I am focusing on the fundraising efforts of my staff at the Sobeys stores throughout the Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe area.”
— Natasha, Kids Help Phone supporter
What inspires you to support youth mental health and well-being?
With your help, every young person in Canada will access they support they need in the way they need it most.
Get information about how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours are connected and what you can do to care for your well-being. Learning about mental health can help empower you with the language to communicate how you’re feeling.
Practise with tools, tips and resources to help build your skills and improve your wellness in the way that feels best for you. Learn how to identify your strengths, communicate thoughts and feelings, overcome obstacles and connect with support.
Take a quiz
Find out how much you know about specific topics and get resources to learn more.
Play a game
Reduce stress and have fun at the same time.
Map out your support network
Identify who and where your community is to get help when you need it.
Share what’s on your mind
Try different tools to express how you’re feeling.
Make a safety plan
Access tools for safety planning and reporting.
Regain calm and relax with these activities.
Try a self-assessment
Identify how you’re feeling and find resources to support you right now.
Explore lived experiences from other young people across Canada. Learn from real-life youth stories, gain new ideas and ask questions to connect and inspire your own wellness journey.
If you need help right now, you can talk to a trained volunteer crisis responder about anything you're going through. No issue is too big or too small.
If you identify as Indigenous,you can ask to be connected with a First Nations, Inuk or Métis crisis responder (if one’s available) by messaging FIRST NATIONS, INUIT or METIS to 686868 or through Facebook Messenger. All of our e-mental health services are free 24/7 for people across Canada.
Connect with a professional counsellor to better understand what you're going through and help take a step in the direction you want to go.