30 seconds to help save a life with Lifeline
A message from our charity partner, Lifeline
Lifeline exists so that there is someone to turn to when people are in distress - directly supporting thousands of people in the community every day. They provide important mental health education, face-to-face counselling and therapeutic groups for people at-risk, or bereaved, by suicide. As Australians grapple with the impact of COVID-19, they're turning to Lifeline in greater numbers than ever before. In March this year, Lifeline answered almost 90,000 calls for help - a 25% increase compared to the same time in 2019, equating to one call every 30 seconds.
As the service braces for continued increases throughout this time of uncertainty, Lifeline is calling for donations to help continue saving lives.
For those who are mentally struggling, the effects of social isolation can be really difficult, and when we remove the day-to-day opportunities we have to connect with others, it can leave us feeling overwhelmed. It’s now more important than ever to reach out and connect with people you know who may feel the impact of social isolation more strongly than others.
How you can help
Many Australians and their organisations have felt the financial effect of COVID-19, including Lifeline and other charities. Your support is needed now more than ever, to ensure services such as Lifelife are able to remain accessible to people who need it most this year.
Every 30 seconds, someone phones Lifeline in crisis - and answering every call is crucial. To help support Lifeline, please use your next 30 seconds and donate at: https://fundraise.lifeline.org.au/emergency-appeal
Contact Lifeline at any time by phoning 13 11 14, or if your reception is low, text us on 0477 13 11 14 every night between 6pm and midnight.