Kids Helpline @ School
Kids Helpline @ School (KAS) is a free prevention and early-intervention program available to all primary schools Australia-wide. Sessions are run using video conferencing technologies and cover a range of curriculum-aligned topics that are designed to improve students' mental health literacy, resilience, wellbeing and emotional intelligence, as well as enhance student’s communication skills within interpersonal relationships, normalize and encourage help-seeking, and promote digital citizenship. Sessions are facilitated by a tertiary qualified Kids Helpline counsellor who works collaboratively with the teacher/school counsellor to tailor each session to the needs of the school/class. Sessions are evidence based, interactive and fun. They are designed to introduce students to the Kids Helpline service and create a space for safe, open discussions around a range of issues impacting on the students’ lives.