The Peer-to-Peer Community at Kids Help Phone is a collection of online support forums. In the community, young people can anonymously share their personal experiences, offer inspiration and ask questions to connect, comfort and cheer each other on. It’s a community co-created by youth, for youth. Kids Help Phone collaborated with hundreds of young people across Canada to build this platform and test it out. With youth input every step of the way, you can now navigate mental health info and support through authentic, real-life experiences in the community.
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support in English and French to young people. As the country’s virtual care expert, we give millions of youth a safe, trusted space to talk over phone or through text or in self-directed supports in any moment of crisis or need. Through our digital transformation, we envision a future where every person in Canada is able to get the support they need, when they need it most, however they need it.
“Using the Peer-to-Peer Community made me realize that we’re all in this together and never alone. It’s good to hear other people with similar experiences talking about them, and I can see how much my own struggles are real and understandable.”
— Young person using the support forums