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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
Out of the Shadows - Saturday September 8 2018
It was a deeply moving Out of the Shadows walk on Saturday September 8 to acknowledge World Suicide Prevention Day. Ballarat’s event is organised by the Ballarat and District Suicide Prevention Network in partnership with Lifeline Ballarat.
Over 200 people walked together in the early hours to raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide and unite in support and commitment to try and prevent further deaths by suicide.
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.
November 2018 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Attend a two day workshop on Thursday November 22 and Friday November 23 2018 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
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.
Walking off the War Within gives back to community organisations
June 5 2018
Walking off the War Within delivered a combined $15,000 to Soldier On, Lifeline Ballarat and peer-support group Survivors of Suicide from the March event. Lifeline Ballarat were delighted to receive the donation to continue their life saving work.
2019 Information Night for Volunteer Crisis Supporters
Updated 27 July 2018
The next information night will be held in February 12 2019 from 6-7pm at the Peart Wing, 103 Lydiard Street South.
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 March 2019. This is the training that all volunteers must complete to become a Volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporter.
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