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Information for people in immediate crisis who need help now!

Call Lifeline's 24 hour crisis line on 13 11 14 for support.

If life is in danger call 000.

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By volunteering for Lifeline not only will you be making a difference to the lives of other Australians who use the Lifeline services, but you’ll also be enriching your own life.

It takes a lot of dedicated people to provide Lifeline's telephone crisis support services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, across Australia. Lifeline Canberra relies on support from the community to answer the crisis support line, raise funds and run the iconic Bookfair events.


Online Bookstore

Lifeline Canberra earns a major part of its funding by selling thousands of donated items at our three Bookfairs. We offer a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, as well as magazines and pamphlets, comic books and atlases, records, CDs and DVDs, games and puzzles.

A limited selection of our rarer, more valuable or collectable items is available for purchase from our online bookstore catalogue.



Corporate and Community Training

Lifeline Canberra is experienced at and offers delivery of a wide range of training courses to the community and corporate sector. At Lifeline we run training for organisations (Community Sector as well as Government Departments) on a range of topics.

Some such sessions available include Accidental Counsellor, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and also Mental Health First Aid. We also run other programs relating to Dealing with People in Difficult Situations, Building Quality Client Relationships, Emergency Readiness - Personal Support after Disaster and other such similar topics. Lifeline Canberra has expertise in delivering training in two areas; Volunteer Training and Community or Corporate Training.

We run Public Workshops that are available for anyone in the community or we can discuss coming to you to run a specific workshop that has been designed for you and your staff/situation. Lifeline Canberra have training rooms and facilities available, equally we can arrange to come to your location and deliver a session in-house session for you.

Click here to download the CORE Solutions information pack with details on our courses.

Click here to see what our course participants have to say.

Click here to download a registration form applicable to all courses. 

Upcoming Training

Accidental Counsellor

This two-day program has been developed for people who find themselves in situations where counselling or empathetic communication is required. The program focuses on the importance of communication and resilience in a work place and provides participants with a range of skills to work effectively with clients who are distressed, agitated or in crisis. Read more.

Dealing with People in Difficult Situations

This course provides participants with fundamental skills to deal with people who are displaying difficult behaviour. This intensive course equips people with the skills needed to de-escalate difficult situations as they arise, and most importantly, the value of boundary setting and self-care. Read more.

ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Would you know what to do if someone talked to you about having thoughts of suicide? Lifeline Canberra offers a two-day program designed for people in the community who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping people at risk of suicide. ASIST is a highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop. Read more.

Resilience in the Workplace

Resilience in the Workplace is designed to build stress resilience and empower staff to perform at their peak. Using evidence-based strategies from the latest in academic studies, and behavioural and brain science, this practical course covers the essential skills and resources employees need to become more effective contributors within their workplace. Read more. 

Mental Health First Aid

This two-day course addresses many mental health issues such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, drug and alcohol, deliberate self harm and eating disorders. Read more.

For further information on these training courses, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call our office on 02 6171 6300.