Program sponsored by the Intact Foundation
In 2001, Tel-jeunes set up the Aider, c’est branché! program in response to young people who contact Tel-jeunes because they want to help a friend in difficulty. Anchors for the people in their lives, these young people receive confidences about issues that often are very difficult (suicidal thoughts, drug or alcohol use, etc.). They need support helping their peers while also learning to respect their own boundaries and needs. The Aider, c’est branché! program gives these young people an opportunity to improve their helping skills through interactive workshops led by Tel-jeunes’ professional counselors.