- Mental health
- Need for mental health support vital in 2021
Need for mental health support vital in 2021
“There was a 17% increase in demand from children and young people from South Australia which aligns to the national demand increase of 16%, compared to 2019,” Ms Adams continued.
Children and young people who contact the service have direct access to a counsellor and can choose to speak with either a male or female counsellor. They are also able to arrange to speak again with the same counsellor to work through their issues.
“Kids Helpline plays an important role as a safety net to support young people. The pandemic has intensified the level of support required by young people who continue to contact Kids Helpline.
“As we enter a new year, we don’t expect to see a decline any time soon in help-seeking from children and young people reaching out to Kids Helpline. As Australia rebuilds, the need for counselling and support services will only continue,” Ms Adams said.
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