- Mental health
- Kids Helpline welcomes the Federal Government’s new strategy for mental health early intervention
Kids Helpline welcomes the Federal Government’s new strategy for mental health early intervention
“Parentline, a service of yourtown supporting parents and carers in Queensland and the Northern Territory, has also seen contacts to the service around children’s mental health.
“We welcome the recommendations, including increased resources for public mental health services for children 12 and under, and more training to help GPs and paediatricians.
“We need to ensure we create access to early intervention services that directly target and support younger children who may be experiencing adverse emotional wellbeing at this critical age of development.
“We do not want to miss any opportunity to support children,” concluded Ms Adams.
Kids Helpline is working hard to do just that by not only offering counselling and support 24/7 but by creating positive mental health in children at the grass roots through Kids Helpline @ School.
Kids Helpline, a service of yourtown, plays a critical role in areas like mental health and child protection. 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