This independently operated Lifeline centre has be a central figure in the Gordon community since its creation over 50 years ago. Since then they have provided continuous support and counselling to the community in one form or another, with their 24-hour telephone counselling service coming into effect in the 1980s.
While it is operated by only a small number of full-time staff, Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury manages over 500 volunteers, each well trained to provide outreach work within the community and just to be that person that listens when you need someone to talk to.
The centre also offer Mental Health in the Workplace training sessions, providing a key source of education on the need for regular and informed conversations on mental health within the workplace and our day to day lives.
As Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury is independent they rely on their own fundraising efforts to remain in operation. While grants and donations also help, it’s the efforts of everyday people that help them keep fighting the good fight. Head to their website if you’d like to donate a few dollars or if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer and working with these true community legends.
|Venue name:||Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury|
4 Park Avenue
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; 24-hour telephone counselling service|