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24/7 helplines critical to combatting youth suicide

28 Jun 2016

yourtown (formerly BoysTown) welcomes both major political parties’ mental health strategies aimed at reducing suicide, but recent research shows 24/7 youth specialist confidential counselling needs to be higher on the agenda.

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Long-term unemployed young people want to work - give them a go!

23 Jun 2016

yourtown (formerly BoysTown) is calling on the future federal government to give long-term unemployed young people a fair go by giving them the extra personal support and training needed to get a job.

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Something’s different about Maleny as storybook Prize Home creates new magic

13 Jun 2016

yourtown’s (formerly BoysTown’s) next Art Union Prize Home winner will be creating their own magic when they move into their luxurious sprawling storybook home in the lush hinterland of Maleny.

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Something’s different in Mornington Peninsula

13 Jun 2016

yourtown’s (formerly BoysTown’s) next Art Union Prize Home winner will be bowled over by the Art Union’s first ever luxury prize property in picturesque Mount Martha on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Prize Homes more than just a luxury win to Kids Helpline kids

30 May 2016

yourtown’s (formerly BoysTown’s) next Art Union Prize Home winner will Win Win Win, walking away with not one but TWO luxury properties - an inner city Sydney apartment AND a stunning Sunshine Coast getaway - while also helping make life saving calls to Kids Helpline possible.

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Kids Helpline turns 25

24 May 2016

Kids Helpline (KHL) is celebrating 25 years of providing counselling and support which has seen more than 7.5 million contacts responded to nationally, and in its ‘2015 Kids Helpline Insights Report’ released today, reveals what’s changed for contacts to KHL over that time.

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Specialised child and youth mental health support a necessity

17 May 2016

Any national mental health digital gateway must recognise the specialised and complex ways children and young people seek help and their need to access child and youth centred support.

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Kids Helpline @ School participation on the rise

03 May 2016

The number of students participating in Kids Helpline @ School class link-ups with counsellors has jumped by almost a third compared to the same period last year, Kids Helpline revealed today.

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Number of long-term unemployed young people at all time high

14 Apr 2016

The national rate of young people in long-term unemployment is at an all-time high.

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Child mental and emotional health contacts close to double in 20 years

08 Apr 2016

Contacts to Parentline by parents concerned about child mental and emotional health has close to doubled in 20 years, a new report revealed today.

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yourtown welcomes enquiries about how we’re creating brighter futures for young Australians who are marginalised. Contact us today for answers to questions about our services or for a professional comment about the contemporary issues impacting the community.

Tracey Gillinder

Head of Marketing and Fundraising
Phone: 07 3867 1248
Mobile: 0434 077 478
Email: tgillinder@yourtown.com.au

Regan Flor

Corporate Affairs and Media Advisor
Phone: 07 3867 1395
Mobile: 0423 843 786
Email: rflor@yourtown.com.au