Lifeline answers over a million calls each year from people in crisis. Many of them are thinking of suicide when they call. All they need is a caring person who has the time to listen to them and allow them to relieve their distress. This is where our volunteers come in.
Currently, Lifeline only answers 85% of calls to 13 11 14. This means that people who are struggling as a result of mental illness, relationship breakdown, death of a loved one, financial stress, addiction – any of life’s challenges – are left to deal with it alone. When this struggle involves thoughts of suicide, this can be a life-or-death situation.
With your help, they can attract the people best suited to provide the support needed by our callers, give them the training that will equip them to help our callers and allow us to provide the support that they need to keep doing their lifesaving work.
They aim to raise $5000.00 through Big Give. This will provide training materials for 20 new volunteers during their two-month training period before taking calls. It includes a Livingworks ASIST suicide intervention workshop, a Mental Health First Aid workshop and Lifeline’s Crisis Supporter Workplace Training.
The Community Foundation for Central Victoria wishes Lifeline success in reaching their fundraising target on Big Give.
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