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Concerns relating to suicide in teens higher during COVID-19

09 Sep 2021

The number of children and young people presenting to Kids Helpline with varying levels of mental, emotional and psychological anguish continues to increase in 2021.

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Increase in children as young as 5 contacting Kids Helpline

04 Aug 2021

Data from a Kids Helpline six monthly report identifies a 200% increase in counselling contacts from 5-year-olds over the first six months of 2021.

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A pandemic within a pandemic

19 Jul 2021

As COVID-19 cases have surged across the nation, so too has sexual abuse & sexual assault of children and young people, cites Kids Helpline.

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New Kids Helpline data reveals spike in duty of care interventions

09 Jun 2021

Kids Helpline has today announced that duty of care interventions to protect children and young people were 99% higher nationally from 1 December 2020 – 31 May 2021 compared to the same period a year ago. 

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Kids Helpline welcomes Commonwealth funding renewal

19 May 2021

Kids Helpline has welcomed the announcement that the Commonwealth Government will provide ongoing support with a four-year extension of funding totalling $26.8M.  

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yourtown Art Union teen team learn skills at Tally

03 May 2021

We’re proud that our anniversary Prize Home Draw has provided a great opportunity for young people to be involved.

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Make Your Voice heard

07 Apr 2021

Kids Helpline is checking in on 15–24 year olds

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30 years of Kids Helpline with 8.4 million responses to children and young people

25 Mar 2021

The 2020 Kids Helpline Insights Report released today highlights that the service is needed as much today as when it started 30 years ago.

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New Kids Helpline data reveals a drop in bullying in 2020

19 Mar 2021

Kids Helpline has today announced a slight drop in contacts made by children and young people about face-to-face bullying in 2020 ahead of the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.

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Access to Kids Helpline self-care resources soar during 2020

10 Feb 2021

The self-care trend gained momentum during the coronavirus pandemic...

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