Advocating for Young Australians

By: yourtown 24 Apr 2015 Kids Helpline

What we learn through providing our services helps us advocate with governments and the community about change that bolsters the quality of life for children and young people.


In 2014 self-harm and suicidal behaviour in children, mental health and cybersafety were at the top of Kids Helpline’s research and advocacy agenda.

It is critical for policy and decision makers to understand that kids are not just small adults. The factors that contribute to the incidence of mental health, suicide and self-harm amongst the youth population and the impacts of these issues can be significantly different to that of older adults

Kids Helpline believes it is important that the voice of young people - their needs, concerns and aspirations – is heard by the Australia community. Tracy Adams, Kids Helpline CEO.

To find out more watch the video below, check out Kids Helpline (KHL) Insights 2014 or our social policy submissions.



If kids want to talk to someone, they can call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or use email or web counselling services. No issue is too big or small.

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