Lifeline Gippsland News & Events

LIFELINE LAUNCHES ONLINE PETITION

March 15, 2016 1 MILLION SIGNATURES IN SUPPORT OF SUICIDE PREVENTION Lifeline has today launched an online campaign seeking a million signatures calling on the Federal Government to double funding to suicide prevention. The petition follows the release of Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data showing that 2864 people took their own lives in 2014 – almost 8...
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BLACK DOG RIDE 2016

February 11, 2016 On Sunday 20th March, thousands of Black Dog Riders will hit the highways to raise vital funds for Lifeline, and raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. The Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer is a nationwide event. Last year saw nearly 6,500 riders participate, raising over $200,000 for Lifeline’s crisis support services. In 2016, motorcycle enthusiasts...
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DV-alert

February 3, 2016 Domestic and family violence includes violence against women, children, the elderly and others. Such violence is not just physical, it can include emotional, sexual, social, spiritual, financial and verbal abuse, or stalking. Domestic and family violence is abuse or violence by a partner or ex-partner or family member, and the abuse occurs in all cultures...
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Employee Stress Management and Self Care

January 27, 2016 What is Stress Management and Self-Care? Stress is the body’s way of responding to demand or pressure. Too much stress, or prolonged stress can affect our physical and mental health. This workshop helps to identify the signs of stress, provides opportunities for group discussion and activities to develop stress management strategies and self-care. To register...
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Gone Fishing 2016

January 27, 2016 Are you or someone you know experiencing depression? Lifeline Gippsland is pleased to advise that it is again running the ‘Gone Fishing’ program for men who are tackling the blues. ‘Gone Fishing’ is a well-regarded and effective facilitated peer support program, run over six weekly sessions, which aims to provide men who are experiencing depression...
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DV-aware 2016

December 16, 2015 What is DV-aware? DV-aware is a 2-hour (non-accredited) awareness session that helps raise the awareness of the public around the issue of domestic and family violence. What will I learn? You’ll walk away with some basic knowledge and tools that will guide you to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence and reflect on what you can...
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safeTALK

December 14, 2015 What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite...
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Mental Health First Aid – 2016

December 2, 2015 What is Mental Health First Aid? MHFA courses teach mental health first aid strategies to members of the public. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or is in a mental health-related crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. MHFA...
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ASIST 11 – 2016 Dates

November 23, 2015 Virtually anyone age 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained caregiver. In ASIST, people learn to apply a suicide intervention model. It helps caregivers recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide. It then explores how to connect with them in ways that understand and clarify that risk,...
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