Expanding the Reach and Impact of Kids Help Phone’s Outreach Programs and Gateway Content

Kids Help Phone

Expanding the Reach and Impact of Kids Help Phone’s Outreach Programs and Gateway Content to Support the Mental Wellness of Young People from Equity-Seeking and Underserved Communities Impacted by Covid-19

Kids Help Phone (KHP) aims to support the mental wellness of young people from Indigenous, Black, newcomer and underserved communities across Canada, including those in rural and remote regions of the country. KHP saw the demand for its services grow by over 137% in 2020 compared to the year prior, demonstrating its leadership in the youth and mental health sector. To reach more youth, in consultation with their established advisory committees, KHP will scale their proven programs from Ontario Indigenous communities to national delivery and adapt these programs for and in partnership with Black and newcomer communities. The Counsellor in the Classroom program, a video call with a KHP counsellor explaining how counsellors can support youth and demystifying help-seeking, will be expanded to include 10,000 Grade 4 and 5 students. KHP will scale low intensity self-directed resources and tools available through their website, including videos in English, French, and sign language, and tools and resources optimized for easier access by people with disabilities, and more.

Lead organization: Kids Help Phone

Location: National

Looking to get in touch with this project? Send an email to Ilmie Dharmaratna (ilmie.dharmaratna@kidshelpphone.ca) and Stephanie Vasiliou (stephanie.vasiliou@kidshelpphone.ca) for more information.

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