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Daniel Radcliffe supports Get Connected
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Friday, 18 September 2009 13:46

Get Connected has sent over a press release about Dan's generous support of the charity which celebrated its tenth anniversary with a reception at the House of Lords. Get Connected is the confidential, free, national helpline for young people. The trained Helpline Volunteers give each young person the emotional support and information they need to choose the best service from the thousands of services available in the UK.

Crucially, the young person can then be connected for free to their chosen source of support, without the phone call showing up on the phone bill. The service is also available via email and webchat every day.

Get Connected fields 70,000 calls each year and over 20,000 young people are connected for free to the help, via phone, email and webchat, with a further addition to the service, WebHelp 24/7 for online self-help, launched this week. Get Connected is this year set to reach the milestone of helping its 100,000th young person.

From Dan:

“I am delighted to pledge my support for Get Connected, and mark their 10th anniversary by becoming their first Best Friend. The free confidential helpline finding young people help for any problem is a vital and unique service. We live in a world that is so full of choice and information; it is often impossible to know where to turn or what to do. “Get Connected is there for young people in need of help no matter what the issue, from eating disorders to abuse, homelessness to pregnancy. I see Get Connected as much more than just a gateway for information; it is a friend to thousands of young people across the UK. I also support The Trevor Project, which is America's leading national organisation focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. As with Trevor, I hope that my support can raise the visibility of Get Connected so that even more young people become aware that there’s help on hand.”

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Last Updated on Friday, 18 September 2009 13:59
 

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