What is counselling and how does it work?
We often hear people say: “you should go and speak to someone”, but who is that ‘someone’ and what do they do? Amanda demystifies who a counsellor is and what they can help you with.
Checking in on your child’s Emotional Wellbeing
There are many things that can impact on a child's emotional wellbeing. One thing, in particular, is actually the emotional wellbeing of their friends. In this video, Brooke discusses how…
What counsellors wish parents knew
Amanda from Kids Help Line discusses the top three things the counsellors at Kids Helpline wish that parents knew about kids and young people.
How to talk to your child and get them to open up
Amanda from Kids Helpline shares her tips for talking to children, tweens and teens in a way that makes them feel safe and comfortable to open up about what they…
Helping your child navigate dating, relationships and break ups
Inevitably at some point in your child's life, they are going to enter the world of dating, relationships, and breakups. Here you can find out what you need to know…
Understanding the causes of mental health in young people
There has been a significant increase in mental health issues in children and young people and Kids Helpline is seeing this every day. Amanda explains some of the causes of…
Family Relationships – connecting, communicating and resolving conflict
Young people are figuring out how to connect, communicate and resolve conflict with their families. How do we model healthy conflict resolution to our children, and also give them permission…
Understanding Suicide in young people
Suicide is a very tricky topic to understand and talk about as there is a lot of stigma and misinformation out there about it. Amanda from Kids Helpline discusses everything…
What kids wish parents knew
Kids Helpline speaks to kids of all ages each day and have seen a theme of three main things kids want their parents to know about them.
Helping kids cope with change
Brooke from Kids Helpline talks through how children respond to change and what parents can do to help a child who is going through a period of change.
Therapies and techniques used to treat anxiety in children
Dr Jodie discusses practical research-supported therapies used to treat anxiety in children.