Children can continue to talk about their problems with a professional counsellor thanks to money raised during the annual Walk so Kids Can Talk event.
The walk, held May 6, took place in 40 locations across the country. Nanaimo’s $13,000 contributed to the $2.2 million raised nationally.
Kids Help Phone allows children and youth to connect with a professional counsellor either through the phone or online. In 2010, more than 225,000 counselling sessions were held with youth.
For more information on Kids Help Phone please go to www.kidshelpphone.ca.
Children and youth who want to speak to a counsellor can call 1-800-668-6868.