East Mids Helpline Needs To Expand

30 March 2011, 06:19

An East Midlands based helpline for children took 30,000 calls last year and Capital's been told it needs an expansion to cope with demand.

Some calls and online requests for help couldn't be answered as they weren't enough resources.

Tonight, a concert is being held at Southwell Minster from 7.30pm to raise money for the helpline.

John Gladwell works at the NSPCC base in Nottingham and has been telling Capital they deal with all sorts of issues there:

"Surprisingly maybe, bullying is not our biggest call, family relationship issues are now the top one."

John says they've helped people who've self harmed:

"We then got the feedback back from the police to say if we hadn't had got that service to them, when they needed it and got them to hospital safely, that child would have died."

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