Lifeline Canberra exists to support people in crisis and save the lives of those experiencing thoughts of suicide.
For over 45 years, our highly skilled volunteers have provided 24/7 support via our local 13 11 14 crisis support and suicide prevention service. Lifeline Canberra telephone crisis supporters listen with care and acceptance, whatever the circumstance, and provide support and information to people in need. Many services and private practitioners refer clients to our service for support between appointments and after hours.
As an integral part of the Canberra landscape, we continue to promote community and individual resilience. Each day our staff and volunteers fight to save the next life.
Some of the crises that our callers experience include: suicide, relationships, mental health issues, loneliness, addiction, bereavement, physical health problems, etc.
Lifeline is non-judgemental, confidential and accessible at all times.
Help save the next life...
BECOME A LIFELINE TELEPHONE CRISIS SUPPORTER (TCS)
National Provider Number 88036
The Crisis Supporter Workplace Training is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge they require to undertake the crisis supporter role. The training comprises three phases:
The duration of the training is a minimum of 172 hours to achieve Accreditation as a Lifeline Crisis Supporter and obtain a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in:
Please click here to view the Lifeline Crisis Supporter Workplace Training (CSWT) Pathway.
2018 TRAINING SCHEDULE
Click here to download the 2018 training schedule.
We’re holding two information sessions where you can meet our trainers and find out more about volunteering as a Lifeline Canberra crisis supporter.
- Monday, 6 November 2017 at 6pm
- Monday, 4 December 2017 at 6pm
Information sessions will be held at Lifeline Canberra - Level 1, 71 Northbourne Ave, Canberra City.
- Standard $595
- Concession $495 (available to students, seniors and pension card holders)
Applications for CSWT 2018 are now open. Please review the below table to download an application form for your preferred session.
|CSWT 2018-1||Tuesday or Wednesday evenings||Download||Friday, 19 January 2018|
|CSWT 2018-2||Saturday sessions||Download||Friday, 20 April 2018|
|CSWT 2018-3||Intensive round sessions||Download||Friday, 25 May 2018|
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST