21% rise in Childline counselling sessions about exam results

Childline, have started a new campaign via their website to highlight the a 21% rise in Childline counselling sessions with young people who are worried about exam results in the last 2 years. Overall there were 1,133 counselling sessions for young people concerned about exam results in 2016/17. The rise was particularly dramatic among 16-18 year olds  – with Childline counselling sessions up 68% over the last 2 years. More than a quarter of all counselling sessions took place in August, when GCSE and A-Level results are released.  Peter Wanless,…

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Childline urges boys to speak out about suicidal feelings

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Childline’s new Tough To Talk campaign encourages boys to seek help for the issues and problems they’re facing. Boys are 6 times less likely than girls to talk to Childline counsellors about suicidal thoughts. Their new Tough To Talk campaign urges boys to speak out about their problems and reassures them they’re not alone. Recent figures show: 1,934 Childline counselling sessions were delivered with boys in 2015/16 compared to 11,463 with girls. the suicide rate for boys aged 10-19 was more than double that for girls in 2015. Soccer star…

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