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Kids Help Phone: Support for anything big or small

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For over 30 years, Kids Help Phone has been Canada’s only 24/7, national support service for youth.

We offer free professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Each day, we have over 1,000 contacts with young people across our services on a wide range of topics — from school to bullying to suicidal thoughts.

Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want.

Our service is completely confidential — you don’t even have to tell us your name if you don’t want to.


Text CONNECT to 686868 to chat with a trained, volunteer Crisis Responder


Visit our website or download our app to chat with a professional counsellor


Dial 1-800-668-6868 to speak with a professional counsellor


Visit Resources Around Me to search for youth programs near you


Read articles, watch videos and play games on our website

More from Kids Help Phone on youth mental health and well-being

If you’re in need of a pick-me-up after a bad day, here are some things you can do to feel better.

Taking a few deep breaths can help relax your mind and body. Here’s a simple breathing exercise you can do anywhere.

Take this quiz to learn the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships to help you make decisions when it comes to dating.

Moving away can be tough. Here are some things you can do to cope if you’re feeling homesick.

Get involved:

If you’re interested in helping other young people across Canada, visit to learn how you can support youth mental health and well-being.

Here’s why it’s so important: