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Kids Helpline regularly produces research and reports on topical issues. For further information, contact Communications on the details below:

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Preventing Suicide by Young People Discussion Paper PDF 5,654KB

Discourse about suicide often fails to recognise the lived experience of young people. This paper aims to: commence a conversation with policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and those with lived experience, and guide consultations to enhance our understanding of the issue, and inform the development of more effective responses to reduce suicidal behaviours.

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Kids Helpline Satisfaction and Outcomes Survey 2014

This infographic provides a summary of key feedback from 635 children and young people who used the KHL Service in 2014.

Kids Helpline@School Optus Year 1 Evaluation

Kids Helpline@School Optus Year 1 Results Infographic PDF 166KB

Kids Helpline@School Optus Year 1 Results Evaluation Report PDF 1,257KB

This report details the findings of an evaluation study of the early intervention and prevention program Kids Helpline@School (KHL @ School). This program, funded by Optus, offers primary schools a professional counsellor-facilitated classroom session to discuss topics impacting on the lives of students and aims to increase mental health literacy and help-seeking behaviours.

Cyberbullying Article - Youth Studies Australia, Volume 29, Number 2, 2010 PDF 1,680KB

This article summaries the key findings of our online research project into cyberbullying. It is reproduced with the permission of the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies).

Cyberbullying Research Report Regarding Young Australians - 2009 PDF 1,680KB

This report summarises the key findings of an online research project undertaken in 2009 among 548 young Australians who had experienced cyberbullying.

Submission - Inquiry into bullying of children and young people PDF 249KB

Responds to four of the seven Terms of Reference for the Inquiry into bullying of children and young people. Provides an analysis of the 16,750 contacts received by Kids Helpline about bullying since 2004.

Regional and rural young people PDF 90KB

An overview of the challenges that young people living outside of capital cities and other major urban populations centres encounter, including:

  • access to suitable and appropriate health and welfare services education and training
  • paid employment
  • economic stability
  • recreational opportunities