Created by young people, for young people

‘For Me’ was created by 4 teenagers who realised there was an urgent need for young people to have easy access to confidential advice and support.

When Childline first launched over 30 years ago all contact was over the phone, with many calls being made from telephone boxes. How children and young people contact us now is dramatically different:

  • 71% of counselling sessions are delivered online via email and 1-2-1 chat
  • Last year, 1.8 million sessions on the Childline website were conducted via mobile devices

Free download

The app, developed in partnership with Barclays, is now available as a free download (Apple only) so young people can easily access Childline’s online services.

These include:

  • 1-2-1 chat with a counsellor
  • ‘Ask Sam’ problem pages
  • Private locker – a personal area where young people can track their mood and write down their thoughts.