Contact us by email [email protected] or Phone: (03) 5322 4996
Lifeline Ballarat is one of 40 Lifeline centres in Australia. We provide:
- Confidential, 24-hour telephone crisis support and referral services to anyone, anytime, from anywhere in Australia who calls 13 11 14
- Training and support to build resilient and safe communities
News and Events
Out of the Shadows Walk 2019
The Out of the Shadows walk is a Lifeline event hosted by the Ballarat & District Suicide Prevention Network and is held to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10 every year. Lifeline Ballarat is a proud partner of the network. Join us as we walk to raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide and unite in a commitment to prevent further deaths by suicide.
Date: Saturday 7 September 2019
Time: 5:10am registration for a 5:30am start
Where: Rotunda near Pipers Restaurant, Wendouree Parade, Ballarat
No need to register, join us on the day. If you would like to commemorate a loved one’s name, please send the information to the Ballarat & District Suicide Prevention Network. E: [email protected] Facebook @suicidepreventionballarat W: https://www.suicidepreventionballarat.com.au/contact
There are reflection points during the walk, and breakfast is provided afterwards.
October 2019 Mental Health First Aid training
This course teaches first aid skills for adult members of the public to give initial help to adults experiencing mental health problems, in a mental health crisis situation, or in the early stages of a mental illness.
Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems; how to provide initial help; where and how to get professional help; what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective; and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Dates Friday 25 October and Friday 1 November March 2019 from 9am-4pm. (Participants attend both days.)
Cost per person $275 (GST incl)
To register contact Lifeline Ballarat - E: [email protected] P: 5322 4996
Registrations close Monday 21 October 2019
2019 Domestic Violence Awareness Training
Lifeline Ballarat is pleased to offer Domestic Violence Awareness training. We are planning the delivery of several Domestic Violence training sessions to be delivered from August 2019. Please stay tuned for more information.
2020 Information Session for volunteer Crisis Supporters - to be announced
Updated 26 August 2019
The next Information Session to become a volunteer Crisis Supporter for Lifeline Ballarat is to be confirmed. The Crisis Supporter Workplace Training is changing and we need some time to prepare for the changes. We expect to host an information session on a Tuesday evening in February or March from 6.00-7.00pm in the Peart Wing, 103 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat.
Please note attendance at an information session is required to be considered for the next intake of the Crisis Supporter Workplace Training which will begin in 2020. This is the training that all volunteers must complete to become a volunteer Crisis Supporter. If you want to be kept informed about the information session and the next intake of volunteers, send us an email and we will keep you informed.
Contact us E: [email protected] or P: 03 5322 4996
2020 volunteer Crisis Supporter Workplace Training schedule - to be confirmed
Suicide Bereavement Support Group
When someone close to you dies by suicide it can be difficult to engage in everyday life when you are confronted by grief, confusion and ever-changing emotions.
This program will provide education, mutual support and coping development to assist group members in understanding the grief that follows suicide. The program will present a range of strategies and ideas that may help to minimise the stress, confusion and difficulties with continuing life after death by suicide of a loved one.