Lifeline is a monthly charity appeal programme presented by a well-known personality.

Lifeline - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 10 minutes

Premier: 2017-01-22

Lifeline - Lifeline (crisis support service) - Netflix

Lifeline is a non-profit organisation that provides free, 24-hour Telephone Crisis Support service in Australia. Volunteer Crisis Supporters provide suicide prevention services, mental health support and emotional assistance, not only via telephone but face-to-face and online. The telephone service can be accessed by calling 13 11 14 within Australia. Telephone Crisis Support is provided via a network of Lifeline Centres maintained by trained volunteers and some paid staff. As at March 2018, there are 40 Lifeline Centres, spanning across 60 locations around Australia. About 11,000 volunteers deliver support services, while approx. 1,000 staff provide administration and fundraising co-ordination. Lifeline receives about one million requests for help every year. In the 2016/2017 financial year, the national charity received 933,408 calls to its 13 11 14 crisis line and 53,257 requests to its online Crisis Support Chat service. In 2016/2017, Lifeline reported an income stream consisting of 13% from community support, 72% through government grants and 15% from other sources. Income is then distributed to: service support (84%), fundraising and promotion (9%), and administration (7%). Some Lifeline Centres also provide other support services which may include face-to-face counselling, group support, assistance with food & utility bills, support for the elderly and frail, and related services. Lifeline has over 260 retail outlets around the country which sell a variety of clothes, furniture and bric-a-brac. Some Lifeline Centres have a number of stores but not all Lifeline Centres have retail outlets.

Lifeline - Key facts - Netflix

Lifeline receives about one million contacts each year from help-seekers, via mediums such as telephone, web and face-to-face. Lifeline's 24-hour crisis support line offers a confidential, non-judgemental service offered by trained telephone support volunteers Somewhere in Australia a new call is made to Lifeline almost every 30 seconds Lifeline answers around 2200 calls a day in Australia People who call Lifeline's 24-hour crisis support line call for a range of reasons including: family and relationship concerns, crisis support, suicide prevention, matters relating to abuse and violence, support and information about drug and alcohol use and loneliness Lifeline receives about 120 calls a day from people are high risk of suicide Lifeline is involved in all aspects of suicide prevention across a spectrum of care including early intervention, continuing care and postvention bereavement support Lifeline provides access to a range of services such as suicide prevention support, self-help resources and mental health information, as well as a variety of programs specific to the needs of local communities Lifeline relies on funding from the community through donations, fundraising and corporate partnerships Around 80% of Centre operating costs are funded by revenue raised from Lifeline's retail, book fairs and fundraising activities Lifeline receives some government funding at both the national and state level, which goes towards specific programs and services Lifeline has over 260 retail outlets around the country which sell a variety of clothes, furniture and bric-a-brac. Some Lifeline Centres have a number of stores but not all Lifeline Centres have retail outlets Lifeline operates a free call donation line 1800 800 768, however people can donate securely via the national website Lifeline is always in need of volunteers to work in telephone crisis support, in retail operations or to assist with fundraising efforts Lifeline has over 11,000 dedicated volunteers who donate their time and skills to the organisation and to assist others. Around half of these volunteers work as telephone crisis support volunteers For many years, and as per Mindframe Media guidelines, Australian television stations have signed off with an invitation for viewers to call Lifeline should they be in desperate need.

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