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Give 8 for a mate!

Join a community that cares about suicide prevention.

Lifeline | friends of Lifeline

Give 8 4A Mate

From as little as $8 a month ($96 per annum) you can help save a mate. Download a membership form.


By signing up to '8 4A Mate' you will join our “Friends of Lifeline” (FOL) membership program to help support the services of Lifeline in the Hunter and Central Coast regions. Our services which help Australians in crisis everyday.

Suicide doesn’t discriminate and has a direct impact on a network of people who encircle someone who has died by suicide; family, friends, work mates and the local community.

Sadly 2,535 Australians took their own life in 2012 (ABS, 2012). A statistic that we aim to greatly reduce.

FOL is a network of people who want to help us reduce suicide in our community, by supporting a service that really cares about suicide and suicide prevention.

Lifeline Hunter Central Coast supports the community with the following services:

  • Telephone Crisis Support
  • Suicide Prevention Training
  • Counselling
  • Life Matters Program
  • Bereaved by suicide groups

Lifeline Hunter Central Coast has over 500 volunteers helping to support the services offered in the region. 180 of these volunteers are telephone crisis supporters who assist in answering over a million calls nationally, from people in crisis.

Suicide prevention and crisis support is our main focus but not our only purpose. We devote countless hours and resources to supporting people before there is a need for lifesaving intervention. Currently, Lifeline Hunter Central Coast has twenty fully trained volunteer Counsellors covering ten locations. This enables us to provide face-to-face counselling to community members at a highly subsidised rate.

We also have dedicated staff who deliver vital suicide prevention and intervention training in local schools, workplaces and in the general community to educate people on suicide; how to recognise warning signs and react appropriately to help keep the person at risk safe.

We are 81% (Hunter) and 85% (Central Coast), self-funded, which must be make up through sponsorship, appeals, community grants, fundraising events and revenue from the Lifeline Shops. Ultimately, it has always been the generosity of local individuals and businesses that has ensured our vital service continues each year.

We invite you to become a friend of Lifeline from less than $2 per week to help us create a sustainable future and continue saving lives.

What you get as a Friend of Lifeline:

  • You will receive a certificate in acknowledgement of your membership.
  • You will be issued with a member pin, which you can proudly wear to display your support.
  • Personal invitation to our World Suicide Prevention Day event - 8th September.
  • Tax Deductible receipt - issued annually at the end of each financial year.
  • Newsletters - information on existing and new services, upcoming events and news.
  • Be part of a community who cares about suicide prevention and support for those in crisis.

How to sign up

There are three ways you can arrange to become a "Friend of Lifeline"

1. Download a membership form and return to Lifeline Hunter Central Coast - reception@lifelinehunter.org.au
or post to: Lifeline Hunter Central Coast PO.Box 219, Islington NSW 2250, Australia.

2. You can set up a re-occurring donation on the "Donate" page of our website.

3. Alternately, you can call 02 4940 2000 and we will send a Give 8 4A Mate brochure and membership form to you.

Together we can make a difference.

Help us Help Those in Need

Lifeline Hunter Central Coast is 55% self-funded and your support is vital in helping us continue to offer crisis support, counselling, and suicide prevention programs within our region.

Your Donation Will Help Us Save Over 5000 Lives A Year.

Client / Participant Testimonials

  • Brian

    "You really did save my life tonight. I was very very close to doing something silly."


  • David

    "I thought no one could help me and I felt so desperate,
    but talking to someone was the first step to getting my life back."


  • Ian

    "The perspective offered in my lowest moments,
    gave me the strength to continue at moments when I could otherwise have given up."


  • Jenna

    "I never knew it would bring so much relief to talk to someone who cared"
  • John

    "Thank you for that information and thank you for talking to me.
    I actually feel a bit better getting it out of my system and saying how I really feel."
  • Kathy

    "I want to compliment Lifeline for the professional and caring approach. I was very impressed with the service I received yesterday.
    I'd also like to say that many years ago Lifeline literally saved my life when I was in a very dark place. Thank you."
  • Katie

    "Thanks heaps for your help, I feel calmer and a lot less like harming myself now."
  • Matt

    "I even feel better typing to you tonight - I feel like I have taken some action.
    I was a bit scared of calling; but find online chatting less scary. What a great idea."
  • Renee

    "Thank you for having such wonderful people taking time to help others."