Calls for help dou­ble

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

CALLS to Kids Helpline have more than dou­bled in the 10 to 14-year-old age group since 2011.

The na­tional coun­selling ser­vice re­ported young peo­ple are call­ing for a range of is­sues in­clud­ing anx­i­ety, prob­lems sleep­ing and on­line ad­dic­tion.

The tween age group had the great­est first time men­tal health con­tacts to the ser­vice and Kids Helpline CEO Tracy Adams said it was en­cour­ag­ing to see the younger age group reach­ing out for help.

The helpline can be reached on 1800 55 1800.

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