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27 Oct 2011

Number of children calling national helpline trebled since service launched

The number of children troubled by suicide, depression and self-harm calling on a national helpline has trebled since the service went online, figures have shown.

ChildLine received more than 30,000 inquiries over these three issues in 2010/11, including 19,000 online in the first full year of the service being available over the internet, compared with 10,000 calls the previous year.

More than 60% of all counselling about suicide, depression and mental health issues took place online last year, the figures showed.

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