The NSPCC’s Childline has launched an app that is the first to provide counselling to young people in need of help directly through their smartphone.
‘For Me’ was invented by four teenagers who wanted to make technology benefit the community and realised there was an urgent need for young people to have easy access to confidential advice and support. The app is now available as a free download with users being able to interact with all of Childline’s online services.
Childline founder Dame Esther Rantzen said: “We know hundreds of thousands of young people use our website for help and support, with more than half of those visits coming via mobile devices. Now young people can get immediate access to our counsellors through this brilliant, innovative app. Every young person will at last be able to tell Childline ‘This app is really what I needed. This is ‘For Me’.”
Aside from the brand new app, young people can ring Childline on Tel: 0800 1111 or visit childline.org.uk for help and support.