Telephone Counseling

Phone hotline offers words of comfort

Caritas organised a telephone counselling hotline to help Primary Six pupils and their parents get help over the allocation of Form One places.

It recruits volunteers in early June and I volunteer to help out every year.

Tuesday, 3 October, 2000, 12:00am

Stressed public servants flock to hotline

The first stress counselling hotline for civil servants has attracted hundreds of calls, and the Government plans to extend the service later this year to cover one-third of its 190,000 staff.

22 May 2000 - 12:00am

Youths bullied into violence, says hotline

MANY callers to the Youthline telephone counselling service say they are being threatened or bullied by classmates - and many go along with violent acts to retain friendships.

'They responded, under the encouragement of their friends, by taking violent action as well without regard to the consequences,' said hotline supervisor Anita Lam Siu-fung.

31 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Cold comfort for hotline youngsters

HUNDREDS of young people seeking counselling from a telephone hotline are losing out each day because of a manpower shortage.

Just 70 out of the 1,300 troubled children who call the line each day manage to get through. Social workers are calling for more funding from the Government so they can expand the service.

13 May 1995 - 12:00am