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COVID-rise in online body-shaming abuse affecting Aussie students

05 Feb 2021

High school teachers are being urged to guide students to Kids Helpline and to use new school resources to help teenagers deal with the online body-shaming abuse

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Need for mental health support vital in 2021

12 Jan 2021

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.

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The festive season is not so festive for everyone

18 Dec 2020

This year the intensity of support required by young people contacting us for counselling has increased.

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Pyjama and toy donations needed for mothers and children traumatised by domestic violence

17 Nov 2020

Pyjamas and toys are desperately needed for the mothers and children staying at yourtown's Domestic and Family Violence Refuge. 

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Kids Helpline plays a critical role in protecting children and young people across Australia

03 Sep 2020

Kids Helpline reveals it has gone from receiving on average 6,000 contacts per week to now receiving up to 10,000 per week.

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Kids Helpline welcomes Bupa Health Foundation’s mental health support funding

24 Aug 2020

This funding will grow My Circle, our world first, purpose-built, counsellor-moderated mental health and emotional wellbeing social media platform.

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Kids Helpline: COVID-19 sees more children turn to counselling

18 Aug 2020

The COVID-19 lockdown and containment measures, along with other aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, has impacted on the mental health of Australian children and young people.

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Kids Helpline steps up child protection support

23 Jul 2020

Kids Helpline, a service of yourtown, has announced extra counsellors have been engaged to respond to increased demand from children and young people. Children and young people are contacting Kids Helpline in increasing numbers relating to significant issues around child abuse, mental health, self-harm and suicidality. 

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Kids Helpline: Children in Crisis a reality of the COVID-19 pandemic

26 Jun 2020

New data has revealed that children and young people are contacting Kids Helpline in increasing numbers regarding Child abuse, Mental Health, Self-harm and Suicidality. Calls regarding these significant issues accounted for 48.4% of all contacts in 2020 compared to 45.5% of all contacts through the same three-month period in 2019.

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Schools resume after coronavirus shutdown amid concerns for parent mental health

29 May 2020

With the majority of Queensland public school students returning to school next week, yourtown is calling on parents and carers to take this time to look after their own mental wellbeing.

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Corporate Affairs and Media Advisor
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