Childline Gibraltar have provided a free, confidential helpline service for children and young people in Gibraltar for over 16 years. Last year over 900 calls were made to the helpline, with a sharp increase in calls relating to mental health related issues.
We have donated over £24,500 to Childline Gibraltar which will enable the charity to review and adapt its counselling model and provide training for its staff and volunteers. As a result, the organisation will be able to adapt and develop, offer guidance and support to its listeners and ensure that they have a positive impact on each child’s immediate and long-term safety and well-being.
Caroline Carter, CEO of Childline Gibraltar said: “Introducing and embedding this enhanced counselling model into our daily Helpline practice will significantly improve the support we can offer to children and young people and enable us to respond to the changing needs of society since we began. We can now support every child and young people with any worry or problem that they have.”