Media Releases 2020
NRMA insurance and RACV provide $2M funding boost for Lifeline suicide prevention services in vulnerable communities.
NRMA Insurance and RACV have joined forces to provide $2 million in funding to Lifeline Australia to help enable critical tele-health suicide prevention services for vulnerable communities affected by the summer bushfires and COVID-19.
Today, John Brogden, Lifeline Australia Chairman, welcomed the Australian Government’s appointment of Associate Professor Ruth Vine as Australia’s first ever Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health to help direct the response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Victorian Government contributes funding to ensure Lifeline continues essential service delivery throughout COVID-19 outbreak
John Brogden, Lifeline Australia Chairman, today thanked Premier Daniel Andrews and Mental Health Minister Martin Foley for the critical injection of funding for the stretched suicide prevention services:
This week, Lifeline, Australia’s leading suicide prevention service will launch a national emergency appeal in response to the increased pressure it is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, Prime Minister Morrison, announced the Australian Government would commit to additional funding for Lifeline to ensure that no Australian has to face their darkest moments alone during the COVID-19 outbreak.
NSW Government contributes $6M to ensure Lifeline continues essential service delivery throughout COVID-19
Today, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Mental Health, Bronnie Taylor, announced the NSW Government would contribute an additional $6 Million to help ensure Lifeline can respond to the increased needs of the community throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
Lifeline to continue answering calls through COVID-19 crisis
Chairman, John Brogden today announced Lifeline is committed to being available to any person who needs us throughout the COVID-19 crisis, with services available as usual via phone: 13 11 14 (24 hours / 7 days), Text on 0477 13 11 14 (6pm - midnight AEDT) and online services (7pm - midnight AEDT)
Lifeline celebrates 57 years
On Monday 16 March, Lifeline celebrated 57 years since answering its first call. Established in 1963, by Rev Dr Alan Walker, Lifeline was created to ensure no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone. Today, the service provided with the help of over 10,000 volunteers is in more demand than ever.