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Kids Helpline shines a light on priority needs of First Nations and gender diverse young people

08 Mar 2024

Data released today from Kids Helpline gives new insight into the mental health concerns of children and young people across Australia, while giving voice to First Nations and LGBTQIA+SB mental health and wellbeing issues. 

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Kids Helpline @ School receives major Bupa funding boost

10 Nov 2023

Today, Kids Helpline @ School receives a significant boost as the Bupa Foundation, the principal partner of Kids Helpline, steps forward with $300,000 of funding for the new high school program along with additional financial support for the primary school program, following increasing demand.

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Meta partners with AFP-led ACCCE and Kids Helpline to address sextortion risks

08 Nov 2023

Meta is partnering with the Australian Federal Police-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE), Kids Helpline and US-based organisation NoFiltr, to launch today a community service announcement to inform young people about the dangers of online sextortion.

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Mental health a major issue for young people

09 Oct 2023

This World Mental Health Day, 10 October, we are highlighting that mental health is a major issue and concern for young people across the country. 

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Artist David Bromley makes a powerful contribution to mental health

08 Sep 2023

David Bromley, one of Australia’s most renowned artists has worked closely with yourtown to style the upcoming Eumundi prize home, to include two original paintings, limited editions and also David Bromley merchandise.

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Growing Connections – key to tackling bullying

08 Aug 2023

Whether you are a parent, teacher, student or member of the broader community, everyone has a role to play in preventing the bullying of children and young people, said yourtown Chief Executive Officer Tracy Adams.

Ahead of the nationwide movement ‘National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence’ on Friday 18th, Ms Adams urges everyone to think about how we can develop stronger connections within our communities to foster positive, help-seeking behaviour, and stop bullying behaviour in its tracks.

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Annual Impact Report shows Kids Helpline does not have enough resources to keep up with demand

08 May 2023

The annual Kids Helpline Impact Report for 2022, highlights that demand continues to exceed capacity with only two in five children and young people able to get through to a counsellor in 2022.

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Rising trend of teenage boys exposed to ‘Sextortion’ threats

02 Feb 2023

In the lead up to Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, 7 February, Kids Helpline is highlighting the concerning trend of overseas criminal syndicates preying on Australian children, particularly teenage boys, by extorting money from them after deceiving them to send sexually explicit images over instant messaging platforms.

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Kids Helpline says positive mental health and wellbeing should be a priority in primary schools in 2023

23 Jan 2023

Schools are encouraged to tap into the free Kids Helpline @ School program supported by Bupa Foundation

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yourtown Gold Coast Bulletin home acquisitions

04 Dec 2022

The extraordinary growth of the Gold Coast’s housing market is driving yourtown’s latest charity prize home sales, as the opportunity to live mortgage and stress free on the Gold Coast continues to boost ticket sales, said yourtown’s Fundraising Operations Manager Jo Kerr.

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yourtown welcomes enquiries about how we’re creating brighter futures for young people in Australia.

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Corporate Affairs and Media Advisor
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