Fifth-formers waiting anxiously for their HKCEE results can find support on a new Web site. Students can chat with social workers or young helpers through the popular chat software ICQ or via e-mail under the latest initiative, which aims to make counselling friendlier and more accessible. The Boys and Girls Clubs Association has launched its counselling Web site (address www.v-care.com.hk ), manned by social workers and young helpers. About 40 helpers aged 15 to 25 have been recruited to help counsel students. They include working adults, university students and fifth-formers. 'These helpers have undergone training and have been taught basic counselling skills. They have also been given guidelines and warned what they should not do,' social worker Chan Kwok-bong said. 'They are required to record their conversations and we will closely monitor their performances. Our social workers will intervene if necessary.' Colleague Ng Sze-long predicted on-line counselling would be popular with young people. He said they would survey just how popular online messaging was among young people. Groups such as the Hok Yau Club and Caritas Community Centre will offer around-the-clock hotline counselling from Monday to Wednesday. More than 130,000 students sat this year's Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, the results of which will be out on Tuesday.