Media Releases 2019
Lifeline Australia has been operating Lifeline Text, Australia’s first text (SMS)-based crisis support and suicide prevention service since July 2018 and has just increased service hours from 6pm to midnight (AEST) every night.
Lifeline's volunteer Crisis Supporters will host 'The 'S' Word', informal conversations with the community at the Big Anxiety Festival with the aim of breaking down the stigma and discrimination surrounding suicide and mental distress.
Lifeline has welcomed a 3% reduction in suicide in the latest ABS statistics, but calls for a “whole of community response” after the data revealed there were 3,046 lives lost to suicide in 2018.
Lifeline Australia challenges the stigma of suicide with the launch of 'Holding on to Hope' Podcast
On Tuesday 11 June, Lifeline Australia will launch Holding on to Hope. The podcast series will challenge the stigma of suicide by empowering people who have come through the darkness of suicidality to share the connection that gave them hope to continue living.
3 April 2019
In welcoming the budget measure, Lifeline CEO, Colin Seery, said the new national system to collect information on suicide and self-harm will improve the organisation's capacity to save lives by increasing the ability to identify trends and respond appropriately.
Lifeline and the Australian Institute of Sport launch new Community Custodians program for mental health.
10 April 2019
Twenty-one athletes from 13 sports have been selected to be the inaugural Lifeline Community Custodians, a program with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) that will see athletes become advocates for mental health and positive community spirit.