Kids Helpline turns 25

We’re all getting older but can you believe Kids Helpline turns 25?! Kids Helpline faces different issues today than in its youth, 25 years ago, as evidenced by the recently released 2016 Insights Report.


While at its launch, the issues were surrounding relationships, child abuse, family violence and teen pregnancy, today the number one reason young people reach out for counselling is mental and emotional health concerns.

Key figures:

  • 7.5million contacts responded to nationally over the 25 years,
  • 626% increase in contacts to KHL about mental health and/or emotion health, including self-injury
  • 246% increase in contacts about suicide since 1996.

KDPR worked with media in every state and territory, resulting in national coverage across key radio, TV, print and online mediums.

Kids Helpline has helped so many lives, made a difference to the quality of life for so many of our youth, and with ongoing community support will continue to do so.

KDPR works closely with yourtown to make sure Australia knows about the great work Kids Helpline does and to help raise funds to support this great cause through the yourtown Art Union prize homes.

The Insights research shows how essential Kids Helpline is to young Australians. We look forward to continuing to work with yourtown to develop Kids Helpline and ensure Australians are aware of the issues faced by young people.

Win it all with yourtown’s latest prize home

Help yourtown raise the funds it needs to provide Australian youth with a national counselling service, Kids Helpline, and give yourself a chance to win a beautiful property at the same time!


The latest home means the winner wins both an apartment in Sydney and a waterfront property at the Sunshine Coast. It’s the perfect balance of inner-Sydney living and a retreat to the coast. This is the first time in three years the winner can win two properties for the price of one. Prize homes are an integral programme of yourtown, as they fund Kids Helpline. KDPR continues to work with key media to showcase the prize homes and help support the work yourtown commits to young Australians.