Supporting young people in Yukon
Although Yukon is the smallest of Canada’s three territories, it’s also the location of Canada’s highest peak, Mount Logan. Kids Help Phone provided support to young people in the territory over 750 times in 2018. Since adding texting and opening Live Chat 24/7, Kids Help Phone has seen an 81% increase in services provided to youth in Yukon.
Through Finding Hope: Kids Help Phone’s Action Plan for Supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young People, we’re affirming our commitment to Indigenous youth in Yukon, Inuvialuit and across the country.
You can help us reach new heights in Yukon and across Canada. Find out how you can support youth mental heath and well-being below!
In 2018, the top issues we heard about from young people in Yukon include:
- mental/emotional health
- peer and partner relationships
- family changes and relationships
- physical health
- sexual health
Texting conversations discussing self-injury accounted for nine per cent of all conversations — this is the highest and nearly doubles any other province or territory.
And one in 26 texting conversations resulted in an active rescue (where emergency services were engaged) — this is the highest of any other province or territory.
Your Kids Help Phone contacts in Yukon
Harry Wierenga | Director, Western Canada | 778-379-5437 ext. 8291