Thank you for considering a one-off fully tax deductable donation below.
Twice a year we train Telephone Crisis Supporters. Each year there are some students who cannot afford the training. It costs approximately $5,000 to completely train one person. All our Telephone Crisis Supporters are unpaid volunteers. Sponsorship is used to provide the necessary recruitment, training, supervision, equipment, reference manuals and professional support required.
It takes a full year to train and accredit a volunteer to a stage where they can confidently and independently handle the full range of complex problems, after which they volunteer an average of 4 to 6 hours per fortnight. Our centre answered in excess of 17,000 calls last year - a monetary contribution towards the cost of a new Crisis Supporter is the best way to ensure Lifeline can continue to answer calls for help when they are most needed.
We are seeking a $520 per student crisis supporter or a contribution donation of $260 for half sponsorship. Any contribution is fully tax deductible.
Lifeline is a volunteer-based charity that relies on your support. We dedicate countless hours and resources in supporting people before there is a need for lifesaving intervention. Our passionate staff deliver cruicial suicide prevention and intervention training in the local community because crisis can happen to anybody and suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians under 44.
Our main revenue source is from the six Lifeline Shops on the Mid North Coast area and from small donations from our generous supporters.
Each dollar you give can help us save Australian lives.
Help us continute to strengthen your community and save lives.
The training is done in such a special way that I feel inspired and empowered to see life in a different light. Now I can give help and support to others, which is so rewarding.
The training exceeded my expectations and I have experienced great personal development since completing it and getting on the phones. I have gained more than I could ever have thought.