Kids HelpLine – over half of calls go unanswered

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Kids Helpline has released the latest Annual Report from 2022 that reveals over half of calls do not get answered due to the lack of funding and resources.

A child or young person attempts to call a kids helpline every 80 seconds in Australia, with anxiety, depression and emotional well-being the top concerns of young people.

The service by Your Town report showed calls regarding suicide attempts and suicidal ideation rose 37% in 2022. Negaarda media’s Eliza Kloser spoke to Your Town head of strategic partnerships and advocacy, Dr Marion Byrne, about the causes and solutions of this issue…

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