Crisis Support Workers, Gippsland

Lifeline Gippsland is a part of Lifeline Australia’s 24-hour Telephone Crisis Support network. Through this vital link with the community, our trained Crisis Support Workers spend time with each caller to reduce the caller’s distress and enable coping.

There are many reasons why people call Lifeline. Mental health issues are varied and can be complex or life-changing and subsequently many people can find themselves in crisis. Callers may also be living with the effects of substance abuse or domestic and family violence. A number of callers are simply lonely and need an empathic, non-judgmental person to listen to their story and ease their pain.

Our Crisis Support Workers are well-trained in Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention. Callers in the Gippsland region may also be referred to our Connect Call Back Service for additional on-going support.

Other Lifeline Gippsland services include a confidential Gippsland Crisis Debrief for individuals, groups or organisations who have been involved in, or witnessed, a highly distressing or traumatic event.

To help fund a part of these services, we rely heavily on our rags sales; we recycle un-saleable clothing that has been donated. Other opportunities to support Lifeline Gippsland are available here

Contact Lifeline Gippsland for further information.

Farmer Mentor Program

Farmer Mentor Support This service is suitable and available to commercial farmers living in Wellington and East Gippsland, who: • are experiencing a current crisis as direct or indirect result of drought conditions, financial pressures or personal challenges OR • are caring for someone who is experiencing a current crisis as the direct or indirect result of drought…

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Connect Call Back Crisis Support

Lifeline Gippsland’s Connect Call Back Service provides individual ongoing phone support to people facing a crisis. It is available to people living in the Gippsland region (Local Government Areas of:  Bass Coast, Baw Baw, South Gippsland, Wellington, LaTrobe City, and East Gippsland). People seeking support will be matched with a trained crisis support worker (Connect…

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Telephone Crisis Support

The Lifeline telephone crisis support service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Call the Lifeline phone number on 13 11 14 to get through to a trained volunteer. The Lifeline phone service offers confidential crisis support and respects everyone’s right to be heard, understood and cared for. We also provide information about…

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Gippsland Crisis Debrief

Lifeline Gippsland supports people who have been involved in or witnessed traumatic events or natural disasters, including road accidents, suicide, fires and floods. To access this service contact us.    

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Rag Sales

Lifeline Gippsland has bulk rags for sale to customers across Gippsland, from Bairnsdale to Pakenham. The rags are packaged and distributed from the Lifeline Gippsland warehouse. Our bulk rags trading started as a way to make use of clothing that cannot be sold in our op shops and is popular with trades and industries in the…

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