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Kids Helpline says demand in Victoria for its counselling service rose 8% in July – The Guardian

Exclusive: a spokeswoman says it’s likely young people are turning to phone counselling due to the loss of other support

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Victorian children were in crisis as much of the state returned to lockdown and remote education, with Australias only free 24/7 counselling service for young people reporting demand in the state increased 8% in July compared with the previous month.
A spokeswoman for Kids Helpline said the Victorian figure contrasted with a national increase of 2% over the same period. The phone and online counselling service targets young people aged five to 25.
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