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MONTREAL, May 1, 2017 - As part of Mental Health Week in Canada, Desjardins Foundation, together with Kids Help Phone, created a new tool for parents. Lending a Kid a Helping Hand is a simple brochure containing tips to help detect when a kid is going through a tough time so that adults can keep an eye on their loved one's mental health. The brochure, containing many useful resources, comes with a magnet displaying the Kids Help Phone phone number and website. Parents can place it in a key area of their home, in plain site.

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An online version of the brochure is also available.

In 2016 alone, Kids Help Phone provided more than 145 counselling sessions a day in Canada, totalling 52,749 sessions. The need is very real!

About Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone offers consultation and referral services in both official languages and is recognized as the only helpline available to kids all across Canada. Since 1989, this charitable organization has served as a lifeline, providing kids with confidential and anonymous support services. Kids Help Phone continually works to meet the needs of young people and improve their mental health. The organization relies on individuals, foundations, businesses and members of the community for a large portion of its revenue.

Accredited member of Imagine Canada's Standards Program

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About the Desjardins Foundation

Founded in 1970, the Desjardins Foundation is a charitable organization that contributes to young people's academic success by awarding prizes and scholarships and making donations, and through its involvement with partner organizations. In 2016, the Foundation gave back approximately $2 million in Quebec and in Ontario. As a component of Desjardins Group, Canada's leading cooperative financial group, the Desjardins Foundation also supports various projects promoting cooperation and democracy and people's involvement in their community.

Contact person for the media:

Kids Help Phone

media@kidshelpphone.ca

514-217-4262

Contact Us

  • For journalists ony: Amélie Larin, Desjardins Foundation
  • 514-281-7000, ext. 5557997
  • amelie.larin@desjardins.com

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