Media Centre

Mental health in the picture

09 Sep 2019

Mental health is under the spotlight in September with three awareness days this month.

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yourtown shines spotlight on teens' unsafe secrets

30 Aug 2019

yourtown and Kids Helpline are encouraging parents to start a conversation with young teens.

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Kids Helpline's Innovative New Campaign To Reach Young Males

20 Aug 2019

Kids Helpline is challenging the very nature of communicating with teenagers who may be experiencing mental health concerns by tapping into an innovative campaign...

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yourtown commits approx. $2M to meet growing demand to protect homeless teen mums

05 Aug 2019

For 36 years, yourtown’s San Miguel Family Centre in Sydney has been providing not just temporary accommodation for parents and children but also counselling and guidance to help families tackle the issues creating homelessness.

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Kids Helpline draws attention to child safety around sexting

01 Aug 2019

Kids Helpline is greatly concerned about graphic images of school-aged girls being posted and traded on the internet.

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Early intervention is essential for young children with suicidal thoughts

18 Jul 2019

Children as young as six are expressing thoughts related to their own suicidality prompting a call for more attention to be given to the lost demographic for suicide prevention services – those aged 6-14.

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Artistic teens celebrate NAIDOC week

05 Jul 2019

A donation of 30 Bridal Gowns has inspired a whimsical art project in conjunction with NAIDOC Week...

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Kids Helpline needs funding as 71,533 contacts go unanswered

04 Jul 2019

Alarming statistics show 51% of requests for help to Kids Helpline went unanswered over the first 6 months of 2019, due to funding shortfall.

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Pick up the phone and dial for help

10 Jun 2019

As part of International Men's Health Week, data from Kids Helpline's annual report shows that young men are less likely to seek help on their mental health and wellbeing. 

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Setting Aussie kids up for better mental health resources

07 Jun 2019

Thousands of young people experiencing a mental illness will soon have greater access to quality care and treatment after a USQ-led research project was awarded $5 million in Federal Government funding.

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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

Maree Reason-Cain

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

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