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Students turn to helpline for exam stress

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 2:05 pm | What's Up

NCEA exams started this week, placing stress on young people around the country. 0800 What’s Up knows from the increased calls it gets from young people just how stressful exam times can be and are there for support. More >>

0800 What’s Up welcomes national discussion on bullying

Friday, 14 March 2014, 2:37 pm | What's Up

0800 What’s Up, the Barnardos-run counselling line for children and young people, is pleased to see an open national discussion taking place about bullying and what can be done to stop it. More >>

Bullying major concern for school children

Tuesday, 17 March 2009, 9:31 am | What's Up

The recent report School safety: An inquiry into the safety of students at school, released by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner yesterday, and to be presented at a Ministry of Education summit in Wellington today, shows that bullying in our ... More >>

WHATSUP still reeling in the calls

Thursday, 13 March 2008, 9:30 am | What's Up

The dance may be over, but 0800WHATSUP is still reeling in the calls, thanks to the efforts of Peter Urlich in the TVNZ series Dancing with the Stars. More >>

0800WHATSUP data reveals children’s concerns

Friday, 29 February 2008, 4:15 pm | What's Up

Problems with friends and peers, bullying, problems at home, loneliness, coping at school, health, self-esteem, relationship breakups, abuse and harassment – these are some of the concerns children talk about when they call 0800WHATSUP. Last year ... More >>

Relief for kids at Christmas - call 0800WHATSUP

Thursday, 13 December 2007, 11:47 am | What's Up

Children and young people suffering the pressures of Christmas can call 0800WHATSUP - open noon to midnight, seven days a week, every day of the year. "We keep the lines open because we know that while Christmas can be a great time of year if you're surrounded ... More >>

0800WHATSUP head chairs global advocacy taskforce

Wednesday, 21 November 2007, 1:42 pm | What's Up

Promoting children’s rights and child helplines globally are the top priorities of 800WHATSUP Executive Director Grant Taylor in his new role as chairperson of Child Helpline International’s Advocacy Taskforce. More >>

Help is out there for abused children

Tuesday, 28 August 2007, 3:08 pm | What's Up

During 2006, national helpline 0800WHATSUP answered 259 calls from children and young people concerned about abuse. It has dealt with 2,026 of these calls since the freephone opened in September 2001. More >>

Bullying calls dominate What’s Up counselling

Friday, 9 March 2007, 1:15 pm | What's Up

Bullying is second only to handling friendships as the biggest problem for callers to What’s Up, the free professional telephone counselling service for five to 18 year olds. More >>

What’s Up phone lines open over Christmas

Wednesday, 14 December 2005, 11:51 am | What's Up

What’s Up will have its phone lines open this Christmas for young New Zealanders needing support. “The Christmas season can be a great time of year, when you’re surrounded by close family and good friends,” says Grant Taylor, Executive Director of What’s ... More >>

Help Line Expands Counselling Hours

Friday, 8 October 2004, 3:53 pm | What's Up

What’s Up, the free nationwide telephone counselling service for young people, resumes its 12-hour a day service from Saturday, 9 October. More >>

Counselling service receives Australian aid

Thursday, 22 January 2004, 12:01 am | What's Up

Australia’s largest national children’s charity, BoysTown Lotteries, has given a $170,000 grant to New Zealand’s Kids Help Foundation to help finance the Kiwi children’s charity between sponsors. More >>

Return-to-School A return-to-bullying for many

Wednesday, 21 January 2004, 1:22 pm | What's Up

The What’s Up telephone counselling service has reported an increase in calls from kids who are depressed and anxious about returning to school for fear of schoolyard bullying. More >>

Relationships the Key Concern for Kiwi Kids

Sunday, 11 January 2004, 2:31 pm | What's Up

Almost half of all calls to the What’s Up free-telephone counselling service last year were from kids worried about their relationships with others. More >>

Children all over NZ have similar problems

Wednesday, 9 October 2002, 4:10 pm | What's Up

Over 35,000 New Zealand children and young people with real and immediate problems have received help in the last year from What’s Up, a national free telephone counselling service. More >>


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