Kids Helpline protects children

By: yourtown 23 Apr 2015 Kids Helpline

The just released Kids Helpline (KHL) Insights 2014, reveals that 12 per cent of children and young people who reached out to us for support had suicide-related concerns, either about themselves or another person.


At least 22 counselling sessions every day are suicide related.

That means we need to encourage resilience and help seeking behaviour in children and young people.

Resilience is a person’s ability to cope with a challenging situation. Children who are resilient are better able to overcome challenges and recognise when they need support, and who best can help them.

We want children and young to know Kids Helpline is somewhere to turn if they’re having a tough time. You don’t have to pretend everything is fine. If there’s a problem, getting help is the first step to getting something done about it. Tracy Adams, Kids Helpline CEO.

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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