FORMER Gunnedah girl Miranda Kerr is the new ambassador for the counselling service, Kids Helpline.
The announcement was made on yesterday in Sydney and the international catwalk star is hoping her profile will raise awareness about the many challenges faced by young
“I want every child in Australia to know that there is someone who will listen to them, someone who can talk to them, no matter how big or small the issue,” she said.
“We all have challenging days, we all go through moments in our lives where we do need advice.”
Kids Helpline general manger Wendy Protheroe said the 29-year-old model would help the service engage with young people aged between five and 25.
“They used to talk to us about family problems,” Ms Protheroe said.
“Now it’s moved to mental health and relationship problems, as well as child abuse and suicide.”
Kerr, who lost a younger cousin to suicide several years ago, said being a mother to two-year-old Flynn had also influenced her decision to get involved with Kids Helpline.
“It’s important they have someone to turn to for advice that will help them grow and flourish into little human beings,” she said.
o Kids Helpline is available on
1800 55 1800 or online at www.kidshelp.com.au