Together, our team of dedicated staff and more than 300 volunteers share a common vision: A resilient Tasmania free of suicide.
We work throughout the entire state of Tasmania delivering suicide prevention and programs, including:
24/7 telephone crisis support via our 13 11 14 crisis line
Social support programs to improve the lives of Tasmanians who are looking to stay active within the community or socially connected with others through the ACVVS and our Chats program.
Support to anyone bereaved or impacted by suicide via the StandBy program
Community education and workplace training programs in suicide prevention, mental health and recognising domestic violence
Suicide Bereavement Groups, run in partnership with
Suicide related clinical supervision and critical incident debriefing.
One-off or ongoing telephone support for Tasmanians going through a tough time via our A Tasmanian Lifeline service
Retail outlets across Tasmania that are volunteer run
Lifeline has been operating in Tasmania since 1973, commencing as two chapters (Lifeline North West and Lifeline Hobart), which merged in 2012 to form Lifeline Tasmania; a single organisation with state-wide reach and community connections.
Lifeline Australia was founded by Dr Rev. Sir Alan Walker in 1963 when he took a call from a distressed man who later took his own life. Determined not to let isolation and lack of support be the cause of more deaths, Sir Alan launched a 24-hour crisis support line, staffed by trained volunteers ready to help people in their moment of crisis.
Lifeline’s services now operate from more than 40 locations nationally, with a presence in every State and Territory within Australia. This service (13 11 14) now answers around 3,000 calls each day in Australia, with around 125 calls from people at high risk of suicide.
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