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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
2019 Information Session for volunteer Crisis Supporters - Tuesday 5 February 2019
Updated 3 January 2019
The next Information Session will be held on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 from 6.00-7.00pm in the Peart Wing, 103 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat.
Please note that attendance at an information session is required to be considered for the next intake of the Crisis Supporter Workplace Training which will begin in March 2019. This is the training that all volunteers must complete to become a volunteer Crisis Supporter.
Contact us E: [email protected] or P: 03 5322 4996
March 2019 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Attend a two day workshop on Friday 1 March and Saturday 2 March 2019 and learn to apply a suicide intervention model. It helps caregivers recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide. It then explores how to connect with them in ways that understand and clarify that risk, increase their immediate safety and link them with further help.
The event flyer is here. The cost is $330.00 (GST excl) per person. A light lunch is included on both days.
Keep watching the website for more ASIST workshop information or ask to be on our mailing list.
Questions? Contact us [email protected] or phone 03 5322 4996
March 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 22 March and Friday 29 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 18 March 2019
March 2019 volunteer Crisis Supporter Workplace Training schedule
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.
2018 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.