- Mental health
- Kids Helpline @ School receives major Bupa funding boost
Kids Helpline @ School receives major Bupa funding boost
Kids Helpline counsellors have created sessions for all high school year levels on topics, including:
• Coping with changes & transitions
• Cyberbullying & mental health
• Emotional intelligence
• Everyday resilience
Bupa Asia Pacific Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer Roger Sharp said mental health was a major concern among young Aussies and this partnership reinforced Bupa’s commitment to helping young people live happy and healthy lives.
“Supporting the mental health of our young people has never been so important. At the Bupa Foundation we are proud to be investing in innovative prevention and early intervention mental health programs that help kids live life to their full potential.
“This support is more than just a financial investment; it is an investment in the future of our children and in the longevity of Kids Helpline who have for decades been on the frontline of youth mental health support,” Roger said.
Speaking at the launch event, St Bede’s College principal Deb Frizza said, “The magnitude of the mental health needs in the Australian general population, but particularly for young people, has been increasingly recognised by society and Governments, but also by schools. The part played by Kids Helpline at the primary school level has been one very significant aspect of this increased consciousness and it is exciting that they now move into the secondary school space.
“Improving student mental health literacy, coping, and resilience skills and promoting help-seeking behaviours are now embedded in the core business of schooling. Thankfully, young people in schools - but not all - are increasingly prepared to speak up, but also to provide support to one another,” Ms Frizza concluded
To book a free Kids Helpline counsellor for your high school classroom, simply go to schools.kidshelpline.com.au
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 counselling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years.
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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