Main reasons for young people contacting Childline in the United Kingdom (UK) from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017*

Reasons for young people contacting Childline in the United Kingdom 2016-17 This statistic shows the main reasons for young people contacting Childline in the United Kingdom (UK) from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. 22 percent of all cases were driven by mental or emotional health issues. Family relationships combined to account for 35 percent of cases in 2016-17. In total, there were 35,941 cases where depression or unhappiness was the main concern of the young person.
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Percentage of cases
Mental/emotional health22%
Family relationships13%
Bullying/cyberbullying9%
Suicidal thoughts or feeling8%
Sex/relationships/puberty/sexual health6%
Friendship issues6%
Self harm5%
Problems in school/education5%
Sexual abuse/online sexual abuse3%
Physical abuse3%
Percentage of cases
Mental/emotional health22%
Family relationships13%
Bullying/cyberbullying9%
Suicidal thoughts or feeling8%
Sex/relationships/puberty/sexual health6%
Friendship issues6%
Self harm5%
Problems in school/education5%
Sexual abuse/online sexual abuse3%
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, 2016 to March 31, 2017. 22 percent of all cases were driven by mental or emotional health issues. Family relationships combined to account for 35 percent of cases in 2016-17. In total, there were 35,941 cases where depression or unhappiness was the main concern of the young person.
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Release date
2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017
Age group
0-18 years
Supplementary notes
* Not all concerns/reasons for calling are detailed here, only the most common ten. Therefore, percentages do not sum to 100. Percentages represent share of all cases.
For detailed definitions of the concerns listed here, please see the original source.

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