Lifeline WA provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services, bringing hope to Australians struggling with life's challenges.
The national charity, established in 1963, receives more than a million requests each year to its 24/7 crisis line 13 11 14 and nightly online Crisis Support Chat service.
Lifeline WA, in 2016/17:
• 44 829 Western Australians called our 13 11 14 telephone crisis line
• 1195 individuals expressed being at imminent risk of suicide
• 23% of help-seekers cite 'family and relationships' as the main reason for their call
• Immediate safety plans were made for 2976 callers
• Lifeline WA responded to more than 14 000 online crisis chats
• Lifeline WA has 140 volunteers – these volunteers spent more than 10 500 hours on the phone
• Trained 60 Telephone Crisis support volunteers
• Lifeline WA educated 1572 members of the community in suicide prevention
• Supported 248 people through our separated mums and dads program
• Provided 302 clients with financial counselling.
- LGBTI People
- Lived experience
- People with an increased risk of suicide
- People who have attempted suicide
- People bereaved by suicide
- Regional and remote communities
- Farming communities
- Non-governmental (NGO)
- Suicide Prevention Network (SPN)