Kids Helpline @ High School North QLD (supported by the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network) is a free early intervention and prevention program available to all secondary schools (Year 7 – 12) in the Central QLD, North QLD and Far North QLD region.
The program aims to increase students’ knowledge about a range of mental health and wellbeing topics in order to improve their mental health literacy, coping and resilience skills and promote help-seeking behaviours.
Since July 2018, the Kids Helpline @ High School (North QLD) program has reached 26 schools within the region and spoken to 5677 high school students from Years 7-12.
Topics available for booking include
- Emotional Intelligence
- Developing Resilience
- School Transitions
- Introduction to Kids Helpline; and
- Respectful Relationships.
Interactive sessions are facilitated by tertiary qualified Kids Helpline counsellors using telephone and videoconferencing technology. As the program is run through video-conferencing, schools within rural and remote locations are still able to access the sessions.
Session content and resources were created in consultation with 10 North QLD schools. Sessions are tailored to the needs of each school community and curriculum aligned to the General Capabilities of the Australian Curriculum.
- Resilience and wellbeing
- Information and referral services
- Government Funded