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Suicide contacts to Kids Helpline are up by 22% but community cohesion can save young lives

18 Apr 2018

yourtown is calling on the Australian community to join forces to reduce deaths of children and young people due to suicide in a new 10 pronged approach to preventing youth suicide released today.

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10 Apr 2018

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Tween mental health contacts to Kids Helpline more than double

29 Mar 2018

The 2017 Kids Helpline Insights Report released today has revealed first time mental health contacts to the national counselling service was greatest in the 10-14 age group, increasing by 123% (1,250 contacts) from 2011-17 - twice that of the 19-25 age group.

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Behaviour to blame – not the device says Kids Helpline

15 Mar 2018

Kids Helpline is calling for an increased focus on ‘why’ kids bully rather than technology used this National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence.

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Socialisation not bullying the issue says Kids Helpline with bullied and bully the same person

09 Feb 2018

New Kids Helpline data released today has revealed more than 50 percent of young people surveyed about cyberbullying who had been bullied had also bullied others - a game changer in the bullying and cyber bullying space. 

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Early education crucial to keeping kids safe online

02 Feb 2018

With 14% of young people contacting Kids Helpline worried about online safety also experiencing suicidal thoughts, this Safer Internet Day Kids Helpline is urging the Australian community to put early education about cybersafety at the top of the agenda.

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yourtown welcomes Premier’s decision to tackle cyberbullying nationally

29 Jan 2018

National youth charity yourtown welcomes the opportunity to be part of today’s (Monday, 29 January) roundtable at Queensland’s Parliament House to discuss a detailed proposal to tackle cyberbullying.

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Kids Helpline’s tips for beating back to school stress

24 Jan 2018

Going back to school, starting school for the first time, transitioning to high school – all can bring with it new challenges and uncertainties for both parents and kids but there are lots we can do that can help.

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Cyberbullying help available 24/7 from Kids Helpline

12 Jan 2018

Kids Helpline would like to assure young people and families across Australia that it is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for telephone and online counselling support.

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Tragic death of 14 year old Dolly

11 Jan 2018

In light of media reports about the tragic death of 14 year old Amy Everett known as Dolly, 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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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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