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- New Kids Helpline data reveals spike in duty of care interventions
New Kids Helpline data reveals spike in duty of care interventions
“We feared an increase in child vulnerability as a result of the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, however the current spike in emergency interventions on behalf of children and young people across Australia is very disturbing.
“It is very clear that the pandemic is taking a toll on the lives of children and young people, however,
thankfully by young people seeking help Kids Helpline has supported 862 suicide prevention interventions nationally in the past six months.
“Since the pandemic Kids Helpline has employed an additional 100 counsellors to assist us in dealing with the increased demand on Kids Helpline counselling service arising from COVID-19, through funding support from the Commonwealth, State Governments and Community,” said Ms Adams.
We know that prevention and early intervention can reduce the impact of mental health issues, so now more than ever we encourage children and young people who want to talk to someone about any issue of concern to them, to contact Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or use email or web counselling services. www.kidshelpline.com.au
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