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We had:

Tracy Adams, CEO of yourtown, talking about the concerns Relating to Suicide in teens higher during COVID-19. “Our professional counsellors responded to on average 20% more children and young people reaching out across March to August and making a connection related to suicide related concerns about themselves or others compared to 2020, with 16 years of age being the mean age expressing these concerns to our counsellors,” said Tracy Adams. Kids Helpline’s latest data reveals that in the past 6 months (March to August) counsellors made contact with frontline responders for an emergency crisis intervention 135% more than the same period in 2020. An emergency crisis intervention is an instance where Kids Helpline counsellors make contact with police, mental health, child safety or ambulance services because a child or young person is deemed to be at imminent risk of harm. Kids Helpline remains 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 online at

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