Give 8 for a mate!
Join a community that cares about suicide prevention.
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
- 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.