- kids helpline
- 30 years of Kids Helpline with 8.4 million responses to children and young people
30 years of Kids Helpline with 8.4 million responses to children and young people
Ms Adams said, “Young people’s concerns highlight the need for an ongoing commitment to support their mental health and wellbeing beyond the pandemic, so that today’s young people are equipped with the information and tools to manage their mental health early on in their journey to adulthood.”
Kids Helpline has responded to a greater number of children and young people in 2020 across all age cohorts as a direct result of the additional counsellor resourcing of the service. With more 100 additional counsellors recruited over the past 12 months.
“In addition to direct support, Kids Helpline holds a unique data set and qualitative information on different issues faced by the children and young people who contact us,” Ms Adams said.
“Many may not realise that Kids Helpline also works as an important public advocate for young people, using non-identifying data we give voice to the concerns, needs and aspirations of young people.
“Kids Helpline continuously listens and seeks to understand youth perspectives. We believe it is an important part of our role to use every means at our disposal to effectively support and promote the protection of young people,” said Ms Adams.
- Ends -