Lifeline Gippsland News & Events

Mental Health First Aid – 19th & 20th July

June 16, 2017 ONE IN FOUR Australians will experience a MENTAL ILLNESS in any given year With the news of further local job losses in Gippsland recently, the ability to know how to identify and support someone suffering mental distress is something we all should be aware of. Overall, the percentage of people reporting a high or very...
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Do you own a green thumb?

May 26, 2017 Lifeline Gippsland is urgently seeking volunteers who have some knowledge of, and love plants. As we only receive 12% state government funding, our plant sales provide an important source of funding that helps us maintain vital community services such as the 13 11 14 Crisis Line, the Connect Call Back service and subsidised community training....
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ASIST Delivery in East Arnhem Land

May 26, 2017 Marisca Seinen, our Corporate Trainer, found herself delivering ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) up in the Aboriginal community of Numbulwar, opposite Groote Eylandt, on the mainland of East Arnhem Land (NT). Roper Gulf Council wanted to ensure their sports/rec staff and youth workers were trained to become suicide first-aiders. ASIST teaches people to recognise...
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Become a Telephone Crisis Supporter – Applications Open Now

May 26, 2017 Applications have just opened for members of the public interested in becoming Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporters. The Lifeline network took over a million calls last year and the demand is set to increase in coming years as people become more aware of issues like mental health, suicide, domestic violence and services such as Lifeline, that...
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A helping hand from Morwell PS Students

May 25, 2017 Our Plant Sale was given a wonderful helping-hand by around 30 Morwell Park Primary School students. Bunnings Morwell donated terracotta pots to the school for the students to paint along with a lovely selection of plants for potting and suggested the students might like to consider a local charity to donate their finished works to. Once the students...
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New Group of Telephone Crisis Supporters Welcomed Aboard

May 24, 2017 It’s always a good thing to learn new skills and in the case of the latest group of new recruits to the Lifeline Crisis Support network, these skills will certainly last them a lifetime! There is currently 1 suicide every 3 hours in Australia, which is the highest rate of suicide deaths recorded in the...
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The gift of legacy

May 24, 2017 Donations, contributions and connections with Lifeline come in many shapes and sizes. This month we have been gifted a beautiful legacy in the shape of box of hand-made gift cards. As with most legacies, this one has a story worth telling. The lady who made these cards was diagnosed with dementia toward the end of...
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safeTALK at Traralgon College

May 24, 2017 Traralgon College is very committed to their student’s wellbeing, so they invited our Corporate Trainer over to run another safeTALK session at their senior campus. safeTALK is all about becoming ‘suicide alert’; to be able to recognise when a person might be having thoughts of suicide and to know how to connect that person to...
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National Volunteer Week 2017 – The Week That Was

May 24, 2017 Lifeline Gippsland and its Opp Shops celebrated National Volunteer Week (8th – 14th May) in style this year with morning teas, lunches, service awards, site visits and even a birthday squeezed into the festivities. To read all about it and check out the pics, CLICK HERE

LLG Deliver Well-being Strategies to APM Staff

May 23, 2017 Advanced Personnel Management are committed to supporting their staff as best as they can. Gaining new knowledge or updating skills through training is a great way to accomplish that. For that reason, Marisca Seinen, our corporate trainer, joined Advanced Personnel Management’s Business Manager’s meeting in Melbourne to talk about conflict resolution.