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Kids Helpline plays a critical role in protecting children and young people across Australia

03 Sep 2020

Kids Helpline reveals it has gone from receiving on average 6,000 contacts per week to now receiving up to 10,000 per week.

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Kids Helpline welcomes Bupa Health Foundation’s mental health support funding

24 Aug 2020

This funding will grow My Circle, our world first, purpose-built, counsellor-moderated mental health and emotional wellbeing social media platform.

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Kids Helpline: COVID-19 sees more children turn to counselling

18 Aug 2020

The COVID-19 lockdown and containment measures, along with other aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, has impacted on the mental health of Australian children and young people.

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Kids Helpline steps up child protection support

23 Jul 2020

Kids Helpline, a service of yourtown, has announced extra counsellors have been engaged to respond to increased demand from children and young people. Children and young people are contacting Kids Helpline in increasing numbers relating to significant issues around child abuse, mental health, self-harm and suicidality. 

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Kids Helpline: Children in Crisis a reality of the COVID-19 pandemic

26 Jun 2020

New data has revealed that children and young people are contacting Kids Helpline in increasing numbers regarding Child abuse, Mental Health, Self-harm and Suicidality. Calls regarding these significant issues accounted for 48.4% of all contacts in 2020 compared to 45.5% of all contacts through the same three-month period in 2019.

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Schools resume after coronavirus shutdown amid concerns for parent mental health

29 May 2020

With the majority of Queensland public school students returning to school next week, yourtown is calling on parents and carers to take this time to look after their own mental wellbeing.

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Kids Helpline: children in crisis, an emerging reality of the COVID-19 pandemic

08 May 2020

Kids Helpline, a service of yourtown, says contacts about child abuse and suicidal concerns have spiked in the past four months during the coronavirus crisis.

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Kids Helpline New South Wales Opens - New Era for Mental Health Support

22 Apr 2020

Kids Helpline, a service of yourtown, has expanded by opening a purpose-built Counselling Centre in western Sydney this week to support children and young people with what is unfolding as a tumultuous year from bushfires to COVID-19. 

An initial 15 professional counsellors have been employed as part of the full capacity expected to double this number of qualified Counsellors, Supervisors and support staff by the end of May.

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Kids Helpline Registering One Call Every Minute

22 Apr 2020

Kids Helpline has been hit with a sharp spike for mental health counselling, with children and young people attempting to contact the service every 69 seconds.

“This is an extraordinary moment in time as we face unprecedented demand on our counselling service. We are currently experiencing a 40% increase over the same time last year from children and young people,” said yourtown Chief Executive Officer Tracy Adams.

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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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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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