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26th Dec 2016

Over 1,000 Children Contacted Childline Yesterday

Alana Laverty

Childline, Ireland’s children’s support helpline, received over 1,000 calls and messages on Christmas Day according to RTÉ.  

Issues affecting children contacting the helpline ranged from alcohol abuse in the home and loneliness to difficulties coping with the loss of a loved one and mental health. 

A group of 61 volunteers helped run the Childline helpline yesterday, taking 1,049 messages from children via phone, webchat and text.

To all those who gave up some of their Christmas day to help volunteer with Childline – fair feckin play to you all. 

To seek support from Childline click here

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