Reasons for young people contacting Childline in the United Kingdom 2017/18

Main reasons for young people contacting Childline in the United Kingdom (UK) from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018* (by percentage)

Reasons for young people contacting Childline in the United Kingdom 2017/18 This statistic shows the main reasons for young people contacting Childline in the United Kingdom (UK) from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. Overall, 25 percent of all cases were driven by mental or emotional health issues. Concerns over family relationships account for 12 percent of the cases in 2017/18.
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Main reasons for young people contacting Childline in the United Kingdom (UK) from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018* (by percentage)

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Percentage of cases
Mental/emotional health25%
Family relationships12%
Bullying/cyberbullying7%
Suicidal thoughts or feeling9%
Sex/relationships/puberty/sexual health6%
Friendship issues5%
Self harm5%
Problems in school/education5%
Sexual abuse/online sexual abuse4%
Physical abuse3%
Percentage of cases
Mental/emotional health25%
Family relationships12%
Bullying/cyberbullying7%
Suicidal thoughts or feeling9%
Sex/relationships/puberty/sexual health6%
Friendship issues5%
Self harm5%
Problems in school/education5%
Sexual abuse/online sexual abuse4%
Physical abuse3%
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This statistic shows the main reasons for young people contacting Childline in the United Kingdom (UK) from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. Overall, 25 percent of all cases were driven by mental or emotional health issues. Concerns over family relationships account for 12 percent of the cases in 2017/18.
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