- Mental health
- Kids Helpline says positive mental health and wellbeing should be a priority in primary schools in 2023
Kids Helpline says positive mental health and wellbeing should be a priority in primary schools in 2023
“Over the last two years there has been a surge in popularity of this innovative school-based program which has supported over 100,000 primary school students in this time. We’re looking forward to continuing that at this time of year as school is about to commence again.
“Teachers can connect their classroom to a Kids Helpline counsellor free of charge simply by booking a session at kidshelpline.com.au/schools/primary for a session that is both educational and interactive in a fun, engaging environment,” said Ms. Adams.
“Kids Helpline has an established reputation as a first point of contact for children and young people who need counselling support. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, children are able to choose telephone, WebChat or email counselling when they need to connect. Kids Helpline @ School offers early intervention and prevention sessions for primary schools in Australia to further support the wellbeing of students,” Ms Adams continued.
Being available 24/7 means that Kids Helpline is always open for business and always available to provide services while other services close for the day, or weekend.
Bupa Australia’s Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer, Roger Sharp, said supporting the mental health of young people has never been more important.
“Through the Bupa Foundation, we are committed to investing in innovative programs that support the mental health of children and young people who have faced incredible challenges to their physical and mental wellbeing in recent times, particularly in relation to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19,” said Roger.
Kids Helpline is a a service of yourtown. Free call 1800 55 1800 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or use email or web counselling services. www.kidshelpline.com.au
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Media contact: Maree Reason-Cain, yourtown Corporate Affairs & Media Advisor