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Youth-led support guides Kids Helpline for better mental health outcomes
“We are in an exceptional position of engaging with a group of courageous young people who have a lived experience of mental health issues, who are now helping Kids Helpline to better understand that critical time in their life when a Duty of Care was actioned. Kids Helpline is proud to work with these young people and their families as they hold practical insights into how better to respond in the critical time of need and promote recovery,” said Ms Adams.
“Young people shouldn’t feel ashamed to seek help. Kids Helpline acts as a ‘safety net’ for children and young people in a broader social support system, having a unique position of being the only national free and confidential 24/7 counselling service available to those aged from 5 to 25 years of age. An expert in the field of early intervention services, Kids Helpline has undertaken 120,893 responses to help children and young people in the first eight months of this year,” said Ms Adams.
“Additional funding from the Commonwealth and NSW governments as well as the community has enabled Kids Helpline to employ over 50 additional counsellors since March with additional counsellors currently being recruited to deal with the increased demand on our counselling and support service,” said Ms Adams.
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