Lifeline is Australia’s largest suicide prevention charity with a vision of an Australia free of suicide.
Lifeline has 40 Centres right across Australia. It is a movement of over 11,000 staff and volunteers al working to provide lifesaving support for people in emotional distress.
Lifeline receives up to a million contacts for help each year to their national 13 11 14 telephone hotline and online crisis support chat services. Their skilled and trained Crisis Supporters provide crisis support to people who are overwhelmed and may be thinking about suicide. When people call or message Lifeline, their trained volunteers are there to listen without judgement, to provide connection, compassion and hope – ultimately saving lives. This year, Lifeline released a new podcast, Holding on to Hope, sharing inspirational stories of survivors of suicidality who share the connection that gave them hope to continue living. It’s available at www.lifeline.org.au/podcast or wherever you get your podcasts.