Helping more kids this year!

By: yourtown 05 May 2016 Kids Helpline, yourtown Organisation News

Kids Helpline @ School is helping growing minds at a growing rate…


The winding path of childhood brings many challenges and we’re helping ease the way for 29% more* kids this year – thanks to growing popularity of the Kids Helpline @ School (KAS) program.

Being a kid isn't easy…

Looking back, being a kid should be a simple and delightful experience. But from a kid’s perspective, the challenges of responsibility, friendship, learning and independence are very real. The way we act now to educate, support and encourage kids makes a big difference to the way they relate and react in their future. This is exactly why Kids Helpline (a service of yourtown) developed the KAS program.

Qualified support for kids…

Kids Helpline counsellors understand the challenges some primary school aged children may face. With the help of virtual technology like Skype, KAS is helping bring conversations to the classroom about real issues. Our counsellors are rightly proud to be helping more kids this year because it means more children understand the importance of respect, emotions, safety and resilience. Ultimately, it means more of the next generation will have better skills to manage their challenges, including:

  • Cyberbullying & Bullying
  • Online Safety
  • Coping with Change
  • Developing Resilience
  • Friendship
  • Peer Pressure
  • Help Seeking

Teachers benefit from this program too!

If you know a primary school teacher, they’ll thank you for letting them know about the KAS program.  96% of teachers we surveyed said they would recommend the program to other teachers and schools.  We also make sure this doesn't add to teacher stress – with an easy booking process and help to test the technology before sessions. Teachers also benefit because their classroom kids are better informed and equipped to manage their emotions.  Everybody wins!

Quick info about the Kids Helpline @ School program…

  • Started in 2013
  • Funding support provided by OPTUS
  • Free service for all primary schools in Australia
  • Counsellors connect with classrooms via video or phone
  • More than 33,000 primary school students have participated
  • Session content informed by qualified child psychology professionals
  • Teachers choose session topics
  • Info and bookings at

You can help us be there for more young people…

At yourtown, we are tackling the issues young people have. We continue to be part of the solution and provide services that young people can access to find jobs, learn skills and live safer, happier lives.

We’re a community funded organisation and need your help to keep growing our services for kids and young people. Donations are tax deductible and every dollar counts. Make a donation today.

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*Compared to the bookings made during previous period (Jan 1 to Mar 31 2015)


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