Lifeline Partnership

Lifeline has been committed to reaching out to those in crisis, offering an immediate response when difficulties seem overwhelming. Through Lifeline's national 13 11 14 service, Lifeline receive 1,250 callers each day, with around 50 calls from people at imminent risk of suicide.

Lifeline understands that a person can experience crisis as a result of many events: a relationship breakdown, loss of a job, the onset of mental health issues, caring for another, violence and trauma in the home, pressures from work and study, an accident or the loss of a loved one. Every day, Lifeline is contacted by people in crisis.

Lifeline believes that crisis support saves lives, it breaks the onset of suicidality, it prevents unsafe and damaging reactions to difficulties, and it builds opportunities for personal growth and change, creating enhanced resilience and coping capabilities for future crisis.

In 2011, Lifeline launched its Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Through the Foundation, Lifeline will work with academic and professional experts to build the evidence base for its services, ensuring evidence based practice and workable techniques around suicide prevention.

Servier Australia have generously funded a three year research project through Lifeline's Suicide Foundation, that will investigate improved pathways for people with complex needs, many of whom have mental illnesses or are suicidal, and who are in contact with crisis support services, such as Lifeline's 13 11 14.

Through this research, Lifeline will find better ways to assist these individuals with accessing continuing professional care, and will create better partnerships between crisis services and clinical services.

"Lifeline would like to thank Servier Australia for showing leadership within the health industry, by being the first corporate contributor to Lifeline's Suicide Prevention Foundation"
Dr Maggie Jamieson, CEO, Lifeline National Office

Click here to visit the Lifeline website