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Lifeline Australia has partnered with Gotcha4Life to facilitate placing interested males in the Gotcha4Life and Lifeline Australia, Crisis Support Scholarship Program. The program will cover the *cost for accepted students to participate in the Crisis Supporter Workplace Training (CSWT).
Along with Lifeline, Gotcha4Life is committed to raising men’s mental health, with the goal of saving lives and making a significant impact in raising the mental state of boys, men and their families.
With high rates of suicide in the male population, and the importance of encouraging men to openly speak about mental health and suicide with other men, we continue to encourage men to become crisis supporters.
Funding for the program is supported by donations from individuals and organisations that like Gotcha4Life and Lifeline are committed to suicide prevention and awareness. This program will increase numbers of Lifeline crisis supporters answering 1 million calls we received from help seekers each year.
Thank you for interest in the Gotcha4Life and Lifeline Australia Male Scholarship Program.
*Priority will be given to applicants who identify as financially disadvantage.
At completion of the training you will receive a Statement of Attainment in:
The following links are for each unit to show which qualifications include these units if you wish to go onto to further education in the sector. They are:
Training in CSWT is a commitment and takes time this is to ensure that you are equipped and prepared to support people in crisis. The pathway and support skill set is below.
It is important that you read the below terms and conditions, to be eligible you must agree to the T&Cs.
You must meet the following eligibility requirements for the program:
If you have any questions relating to the eligibility requirements please email [email protected]
Course Deferment and Withdrawal
Deferment: If you need to defer your CSWT place, you must discuss this with your Centre – deferment or re-enrolment at a later date is at the discretion of the centre (each Centre will have their own policies on this matter).
Withdrawal: If you decide to withdraw from the training and terminate the scholarship please advise your centre (they will advise Lifeline Australia (National Office)). If you cancel your enrolment once the scholarship payment has been made to the Centre, you will be required to repay Lifeline Australia the full amount of the course cost.
Return on Investment (ROI)
Volunteers are an extremely valuable resource for Lifeline and every day they save lives – this is why we have placed a ROI as part of the T&Cs of this program. By accepting the T&Cs you are agreeing to volunteer for Lifeline for a minimum of 12 months post completion of your training. If you are not able to complete this requirement, will be asked to repay all of the scholarship funding.
To apply for the program we require some additional information about you – if you could please complete the below form and hit submit.