Kids Helpline @ School

By: yourtown 04 Nov Kids Helpline, Blog

Innovative way to help kids

Kids Helpline and Optus are helping primary schools across Australia tackle challenges to student wellbeing by delivering virtual link ups between counsellors and classrooms.

The Kids Helpline @ School program, supported by Optus, offers primary schools a video or phone link classroom session with a Kids Helpline counsellor.

Counsellors talk with the class about issues that commonly cause problems for young people, such as bullying, managing emotions and dealing with family breakups. All sessions include a component on the importance of asking for help when problems become unmanageable.

Kids Helpline piloted the program last year, with support from the Federal Government.  Already teachers have booked sessions for more than 1800 students since June 2013.

To learn more visit www.kidshelp.com.au/school.

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