Welcome to Lifeline Tasmania
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15 to 44, with around 21,000 Australians affected by the death of someone to suicide every year.
This website provides information on the range programs and services that we provide to the Tasmanian community, which include:
- Telephone Crisis Support (24 hours a day)
- Chats Program (for older people living independently at home)
- Community Visitors Scheme (for older people with a Home Care Package or living in aged care in Southern Tasmania)
- StandBy - Support After Suicide
- Suicide Bereavement Group
- Community Based Mental Health Care Services
- Community Education & Training
- Out of the Shadows Walk
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide or experiencing a personal crisis, help is available. Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24/7) or dial 000 if life is in danger.
You can help prevent suicide
In June 2017, Lifeline Tasmania launched a new campaign to help stop suicide and its devastating impact on the Tasmanian community.
The campaign aims to equip Tasmanians of all ages and backgrounds with the skills needed to support a friend, neighbour or loved one experiencing personal crisis.
Last year across Australia, Lifeline handled around one million interactions via its 13 11 14 crisis line and online Crisis Support Chat service. But despite the incredible work being done by community service organisations and the primary health sector, suicide continues to have a devastating impact on families and communities.
Adopting an innovative approach to promoting open and non-judgemental conversations about suicide, 'You can help prevent suicide' sends the important message that if you know someone who might be struggling – be it over a relationship, workplace stress or a financial situation – there is something you can do to help keep them safe.
Follow us on social media for the latest developments in our campaign.