Sadly, Christmas is not a happy time for everyone. Every year over the Christmas period, Lifeline WA receives many calls from members of our WA community who are experiencing a crisis. If you need help or someone close to you needs help, please call 13 11 14.
Lifeline WA’s vision is a Western Australia free of suicide – and with help from people in the community, we can help Lifeline WA work towards this goal.
This is why we’re supporting the 2018 Lights for Lifeline campaign through our Synergy Xmas Lights Trail this year.
The campaign aims to raise money to boost Lifeline WA’s Telephone Crisis Support volunteer pool, which means there will be more accredited volunteers to help meet the growing demand for Lifeline WA services.
To become an accredited Lifeline Telephone Crisis Support volunteer takes more than 170 hours of training and costs Lifeline WA approximately $4,000.
Donations made to Lifeline this Christmas will go towards recruiting and training 40 new Telephone Crisis Support volunteers in January 2019.
How you can help
Here are a few ways you could help to support Lifeline WA this year.
- Visit the Lights for Lifeline Campaign Christmas Tree
The tree will be on display this Christmas in one of the city’s newest meeting and celebration spots, Yagan Square. It will be lit with more than 46,000 lights, which is the number of Western Australians who called 13 11 14 over the past 12 months. While you’re there, you can make a donation to Lifeline WA and learn more about the incredible work they do.
- Raise money through your house decorations
If you’re decorating your home this year, join our Synergy Xmas Lights Trail. If you’d like to support Lifeline WA, you can choose to raise money for Lifeline WA through your profile page and collect donations from visitors who come to enjoy your lights. If you would like to decorate your home and fundraise for Lifeline WA, please email Natalie Bird firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
- Explore the Lifeline WA website
Visit Lifeline WA online and you’ll find more information about what they do – and how you can support their campaign this Christmas.
Every bit counts – and together we can help Lifeline WA continue to support tens of thousands of people right here in WA.