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I need help!
Kids' Helplines and Hotlines

Is something making you sad?
There are friends you can talk to.
Call these Hot line and Helpline numbers for help!

He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake...  But he'll protect your privacy. It's a promise he's glad to make!(*grin*)


#1 Rudolph Way
North Pole, Canada
HOH OHO

Everyone, even Santa Claus, has problems from time to time.  (You can imagine how difficult it is getting everything ready for Christmas Eve!)  And Santa Claus knows that when you face problems in your life it really helps when you can talk to someone, whether it's someone in your family or a good friend.

If you don't have someone you can talk to, then Santa *really* wants you to visit the website of one of the great organizations listed below or, better yet, call them right now!  Each one has wonderful people who are there for you to talk to.  (Think of them as elves in training!  HO!!  Ho!!  ho!!).

Love,

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Country

Organization/Link

Phone Number

Australia

Kids Help Line

1800 55 1800

Belgium

Kinder en Jongeren Telefoon

0800 15 111

Belgium

ChildFocus

110

Belgium

Ecoute Enfants

103

Canada

Kids Help Phone
Jeunesse, J'écoute

1-800-668-6868

Canada

Childhelp

1-800-422-4453

Hong Kong

Youth Outreach

852-9088-1023

Ireland

ISPCC

1-800-666-666

Israel

Youth Help Line

1800-654-111

Italy

Telefono AzzurroRosa

030/226363 - 2420845

Finland

Youth Crisis Point

09 753 5121

Netherlands

Hotline for Kids in Trouble

(+31) 06-0432

New Zealand

Kidsline (under 14)

0800 543754

New Zealand

Youthline (14-25 yr old)

0800 376633

Northern Ireland

ChildLine

0800 1111

Panama

Tu Línea 147

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South Africa

Childline South Africa

08000 55555

United Kingdom

ChildLine

0800 1111

United States

Girls & Boys Town National Hotline

1-800-448-3000

United States

Childhelp

1-800-422-4453

United States

Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-827-7571

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A Grumpy Old Elf answers your questions about Children's Hotlines:

  • Who can I call for help?
    I may be a grumpy elf, but I know who you can call for help! There's a list of phone numbers on this page. Call the friends at these numbers if you are sad. I promise they won't be grumpy like me!
  • Help, I am being bullied. What do I do?
    I'm glad you told me you're being bullied! Remember it's not your fault. Nobody deserves to be bullied. You need to tell someone you trust, like a parent or teacher, about this. You can also call a friend at one of the numbers on this page. They really can help you!
  • When should I call a helpline?
    Well, I hope nothing bad ever happens to you (because then I would be SAD and grumpy!). There are many times you should call for help. Here are some: if you are being bullied, don't eat enough, eat too much, know someone who is dying, really sick or has a bad disease (like cancer), feel like running away, someone is hitting you or touching you where they shouldn't. Really, if anything is making you really sad, I want you to call these friends for help RIGHT NOW! (That would make this grumpy elf HAPPY!;-)