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Loneliness Drives Children to Contact Helpline

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Glasgow, UK, Apr 13, 2017 -- Hundreds of Scottish children a year contact Childline because they are lonely a charity has revealed.

The NSPCC - which runs the service - said the true figure was likely to be higher and warned that girls are five times more likely to report suffering from loneliness as boys.

Across the UK, Childline counselled 4063 young people in 2016/17 for feelings of loneliness and isolation.

The NSPCC found 73 per cent of counselling sessions about loneliness were with girls.



Matt Forde, national head for NSPCC Scotland, said online and offline concerns were cited by young people.

Hundreds of Scottish children a year contact Childline because they are lonely a charity has revealed.

The NSPCC - which runs the service - said he true figure was likely to be higher and warned that girls are five times more likely to report suffering from loneliness as boys.

Across the UK, Childline counselled 4063 young people in 2016/17 for feelings of loneliness and isolation.

The NSPCC found 73 per cent of counselling sessions about loneliness were with girls.

Matt Forde, national head for NSPCC Scotland, said online and offline concerns were cited by young people.

Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Source: http://www.heraldscotland.com

Date Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017



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