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Childline sees marked increase in calls about suicide

The NSPCC has reported an increase in the calls to its helpline from youngsters contemplating suicide over the past year. Childline’s annual report for 2015/16 ‘It Turned Out Someone Did Care’ shows that it received 934 call and online inquiries from children in Scotland, creating an average of 18 a week

Childline carried out an average of 53 counselling sessions a day about suicidal thoughts last year as they dealt with record levels of young people talking about how desperate they felt.

Read more about the report on their website.

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