What is Helpie?
People’s need for regular contact and caring is ideally met by other people around them, such as parents, siblings, friends, teachers and colleagues. However, some people, because of geographical or other types of isolation such as chronic physical or mental illness, may neither have opportunities for interaction nor receive the caring connections or feelings of belonging that they need to maintain a desire to live.
‘Helpie’ crisis lines offer first intervention through talk therapy. Trained counsellors offer collaborative problem-solving that include emergency interventions in crisis situations and proactive follow-up and referrals to community and mental health services.
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