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Kids Helpline plays a critical role in protecting children and young people across Australia
Kids Helpline reveals it has gone from receiving on average 6,000 contacts per week to now receiving up to 10,000 per week.
“Additional funding from the Commonwealth and NSW governments has allowed Kids Helpline to employ over 50 additional counsellors, with additional counsellors being recruited now to deal with the increased demand of our counselling service arising from COVID-19. This has also included the establishment of a counselling centre in Sydney,” said Ms Adams.
“Early intervention is critical. We need to have children and young people stay connected, and as a community, we need to continue to normalise help-seeking. Keeping children and young people safe is everyone’s business and we can all pay a role,” said Ms Adams.
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only national 24/7 counselling and support service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years. Free call 1800 55 1800 or visit www.kidshelpline.com.au
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