Join Youthline’s 2020 “Team Helpline” and run or walk to support youth mental health and young people in New Zealand.
Last year we managed over 273,410 contacts through our helpline nationwide and worked with 34,542 individual young people, so it is a massive part of the work that we do in our local communities.
Currently, 2 out of 5 texts received relate to anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide and 1 out of 5 specifically relate to suicide.
The funds raised from the ASB Auckland Marathon will be going directly back into our Free Helpline Services. Our Free Helpline Services are available 24/7 Nationally to provide phone, text, web chat and email support for young people (and their families).
The annual cost to run our Helpline Services is approximately $1.2 Million and we receive just 10% of this cost from the government. Many people don't realise that this is not a government funded service, it's paid for by fundraising, sponsorship, grants and other events. Our free Helpline is staffed by volunteer counsellors who are supervised by a clinical team of Triage staff.
$20 - Gives one person 10 minutes of much needed telephone support
$30 - Allows us to respond to 7 text messages
$45 - Keeps Youthline's phone, text and email operating for 30 minutes
$120 - Gives 8 young people 10 minutes of much needed telephone support each
We do life changing work through our Helpline, it is undoubtedly our most important work in positively impacting Mental Health in NZ.
Thank you for supporting this team of passionate humans and helping us to make a difference in young people around NZ by making a donation to their page.