Children and youth will soon be able to ask more questions, and get more answers, by picking up the telephone or their computer mouse. The Kids’ Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) is Canada’s only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous help line for children and youth. Phones, staffed by professional counselors, give immediate assistance to callers seeking help with a wide range of problems or questions. Government has entered into a three-year agreement to ensure that Nova Scotia children and youth can get more information and advice about resources and services in their communities. An additional professional counselor will be hired and receive training about specific help available in Nova Scotia. More information and resources will be added to the Kids’ Help Phone database. New promotional materials will be developed and made available to Nova Scotia kids. A new website — HelpZone.ca — has been launched. As its development continues, the site will be home to a wide range of information, categorized by age. Web-based services from Kids’ Help Phone will also be integrated. Children, youth and families can also submit questions of their own. A total of $300,000 will be invested in the Kids’ Help Phone. There has been $35,000 spent to date on the Kids HelpZone website and another $22,000 committed. This program is available provincewide. More information on the Kids’ Help Phone and Kids HelpZone is available on page 41 and 42 of Our Kids Are Worth It. -30- Note: More information on the Child and Youth Strategy: Our Kids are Worth It is available online at www.gov.ns.ca .
“Inspired by #Trainspotting2 – I wanted to highlight that Scotland did not choose #Brexit, it chose life, in the EU,” she tweeted.Earlier she told MPs: “I saw Trainspotting 2 recently and it inspired me.“Choose Brexit. Choose making up numbers from thin air about the NHS and plastering them on the side of buses.“Choose racist and xenophobic sentiments seeping out from some corners of the Leave campaign. She added: “Choose the great Brexit power grab, taking back control of straight bananas … Choose the UK turning its back on Europe.” Last night MPs finally voted in favour of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill by 498 votes to 114, with 47 Labour MPs, 50 SNP MPs and seven Liberal Democrats voting against. Inspired by #Trainspotting2 – I wanted to highlight that Scotland did not choose #Brexit, it chose life, in the EU. https://t.co/I9TcpHHOLe— Hannah Bardell MP (@HannahB4LiviMP) February 1, 2017 “Choose hate crime rising over 40% and LGBT hate crime by 150% in England and Wales following the Brexit vote.“Choose taking the people of our nations to the polls on one of the most important issues of a generation with nothing written down and no plan.”“Choose ignoring the interests of the people of Scotland … despite the fact we voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU.” The stars of Trainspotting Credit:PA SNP MP Hannah Bardell’s Brexit speech was inspired by Trainspotting Credit:PA / Twitter Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting was the unlikely source of inspiration for a passionate speech in the Commons debate on the Brexit bill.SNP MP Hannah Bardell paraphrased Marks Renton’s iconic ‘Choose Life’ speech from the 1996 film starring Ewan McGregor to express her concerns about Brexit. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.