Kids HelpLine – over half of calls go unanswered

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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Produced By: Eliza Kloser

Featured In Story: Dr Marion Byrne, Your Town Head of Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy

First aired on The Wire, Monday 15 May 2023