Kids Help Phone is proud to present professional phone counselling service in Arabic, facilitated by interpreters.
Kids Help Phone offers 24/7 e-mental health support to all young people across Canada. All of their services are free and confidential.
This service is available to all Arabic-speaking youth in Canada (regardless of legal status). This includes Syrian refugees, newcomers and other kids, teens and young adults across Canada who prefer to receive support in Arabic.
Kids Help Phone’s support for Arabic-speaking youth is available for a trial period over the phone from May to December 2020.
From May to December 2020, young people can call Kids Help Phone in Arabic through an interpreter.
Here’s how it works:
According to Statistics Canada, over 25,000 Syrian refugees came to Canada between 2015 and 2016 (and growing!). A high number of these refugees were young, especially when compared to other countries. And more than half were not familiar with English or French. We also know that refugees and newcomers to Canada may experience unique challenges and struggles.
Through this service, we’re empowering Arabic-speaking youth in Canada to reach out for support. We’re offering them a safe, trusted, non-judgmental space to talk and receive e-mental health support from a professional in a language they’re more comfortable speaking.
To learn more, visit Kids Help Phone website