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The Big Splash WA was bought to Perth by Perth Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion in a bid to ad­dress the dras­tic in­crease in young peo­ple pre­sent­ing to med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als with men­tal health is­sues.

The cam­paign aimed to re­spond to the alarm­ing statis­tic that four times as many young peo­ple now present to Emer­gency De­part­ments with men­tal health crises, in­clud­ing re­peated self­in­jury and at­tempted sui­cide, com­pared to five years ago.

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