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Kids Helpline welcomes mental health support funding

30 Mar 2020

Kids Helpline, a service of yourtown welcomes the Federal Government’s funding boost of $2 Million to help Kids Helpline deal with the rise in demand.

yourtown Chief Executive Officer Tracy Adams, commended Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt for his commitment to support mental health services and his investment in Kids Helpline.
 

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Kids Helpline ready to respond with coronavirus mental health support services

23 Mar 2020

As the situation around COVID-19 continues to develop, yourtown is reminding children and young people that Kids Helpline is available to children and young people experiencing anxiety or concerns through these challenging times.

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only national 24/7 counselling and support service, specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years. Visit www.kidshelpline.com.au or free call 1800 55 1800. 

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Kids Helpline urge parents to get behind National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

16 Mar 2020

“The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (Friday March 20) is an opportunity to share anti-bulllying strategies and ‘take a stand together’, beginning with how we behave particularly around our children,” said yourtown Chief Executive Officer Tracy Adams.

Kids Helpline, a service of yourtown, stated that evidence suggests bullying is a learned behaviour and it is critical that parents role model positive behaviours to break the cycle of bullying.

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Kids Helpline boosts bushfire mental health services

26 Feb 2020

Kids Helpline has announced additional funding of $500,000 to boost bushfire response measures to support children who may be struggling with mental health issues in the wake of the bushfires.

The funding, through the Australian Government, enables Kids Helpline to direct counsellor resources to respond to contacts from children and young people in bushfire affected regions over the next 12 months.

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Child protection gets a boost with cyberbullying consultant appointment

10 Feb 2020

Queensland State Government funding has enabled the appointment of a full-time cyberbullying consultant and will enhance state-wide online information services to Parentline, a service of yourtown.

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Kids Helpline and Optus shine a spotlight on making the internet a safer and more responsible place for young people on Safer Internet Day

10 Feb 2020

Safer Internet Day, celebrated globally on February 11 across 150 countries, aims to raise awareness around the importance of working together to create a better internet.

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yourtown puts spotlight on children traumatised by domestic violence

27 Nov 2019

Children and young people who grow up in abusive homes often gravitate towards abusive relationships later in life.

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Kids Helpline says that supporting students leaving school is important for their mental health and well-being

15 Nov 2019

Transitioning from high school can be a time of heightened risk for mental wellness.

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Kids Helpline launches new 'niggle' app

30 Oct 2019

Kids Helpline announces a new mobile app that makes mental health help more accessible and relevant for young people regardless of their location.

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Mental health major issue for young people

04 Oct 2019

Mental health issues and thoughts of suicide accounted for 59% of all contacts made last year by children and young people.

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yourtown welcomes enquiries about how we’re creating brighter futures for young people in Australia.

Contact us today for answers to questions about our services or for a professional comment about the contemporary issues impacting the community.

Tracey Gillinder

Head of Marketing and Fundraising
Phone: 07 3867 1248
Mobile: 0434 077 478
Email: [email protected]

Maree Reason-Cain

Corporate Affairs and Media Advisor
Phone: 07 3867 1395
Mobile: 0423 843 786
Email: [email protected] 

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