Media Centre

Kids Helpline and Christchurch Tragedy

15 Mar 2019

In light of media reports about the tragedy in Christchurch, Kids Helpline would like to remind Australian media that free phone and online counselling service Kids Helpline is available to all children and young people across the Australia anytime and for any reason.

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Be upstanders and not bystanders and put a stop to bullying says Kids Helpline

14 Mar 2019

Kids Helpline is urging everyone who knows of someone being bullied to move from silence to action and put a stop to bullying this National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence.

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What kids wish their parents knew about cyberbullying

01 Feb 2019

A national Kids Helpline survey of 1,264 children and young people has revealed why parents are only the number two go-to for kids reporting cyberbullying.

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Kids Helpline’s top wellbeing tips for this school year

25 Jan 2019

As children across Australia begin a new school year, Kids Helpline is reminding families to keep an eye on their children’s wellbeing at what can be anxious and stressful time for kids.

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8 MILLIONTH call for help answered by Kids Helpline

21 Nov 2018

Kids Helpline has this week responded to its 8 millionth request for help from a young person in Australia, marking a significant milestone for the country’s only free, 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people.

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Don’t be afraid to say ‘no’ at ‘Schoolies’

15 Nov 2018

Kids Helpline is reminding young people what ‘YES’ and ‘NO’ sound like in a bid to keep consent at the forefront of decision-making at ‘Schoolies’.

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yourtown contributes to report expected to set national agenda for children

01 Nov 2018

yourtown’s expertise in providing support for young people in Australia has proved vital to the culmination of the The Children’s Report, delivered to the United Nations once every five to six years by The Australian Child Rights Taskforce and to be presented Thursday, 1 November.  

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Premier’s ‘No quick fix’ response to cyberbullying a winner for the community

16 Oct 2018

yourtown welcomes the Queensland Premier’s endorsement of the Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce recommendations released yesterday, which propose a long-term, multi-faceted, all of community approach to tackling cyberbullying.

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‘Smart Skilled’ program tackles Sydney’s long-term youth unemployment

15 Oct 2018

yourtown’s ‘Smart, Skilled and Hired’ jobs program is tackling long-term youth unemployment in Sydney’s West helping more than 250 young people get work in just a year.

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Mental health – is an annual awareness week enough?

10 Oct 2018

Kids Helpline’s new KHL @ High School mental health and wellbeing program is being launched this World Mental Health Day to stress the crucial importance of keeping conversations about the mental health of young people active all year around.

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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: tgillinder@yourtown.com.au

Regan Flor

Corporate Affairs and Media Advisor
Phone: 07 3867 1395
Mobile: 0423 843 786
Email: rflor@yourtown.com.au 

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