Ballarat is one of 40 centres across Australia, being part of a trusted national charity that has been saving lives and supporting Australians in need for more than 50 years. Lifeline Ballarat delivers crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Our centre contributes to the 13 11 14 service which answers more than 2200 calls each day. That is one call answered every 32 seconds. Our service provides confidential 24/7 telephone crisis support and referral services to Australians in need.

Last year Lifeline Ballarat's Crisis Supporters answered close to 10,000 calls. Lifeline Ballarat provides community and corporate training with a mental health, wellness and awareness focus. Some of the courses we offer include ASIST , Mental Health First Aid and DV-aware and DV-alert. Lifeline Ballarat has been supporting its community for 48 years and is still going strong.

Location

Lifeline Ballarat – Central Ballarat location

Requirements

  • Attendance at an information night.
  • Completion of an application form.
  • Interview
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Criminal Record Check
  • Satisfactory completion of the Crisis Supporter Workplace Training nationally accredited training program.
  • Able to volunteer for Lifeline Ballarat for a minimum of 8 hours a month for at least two years after completing the training.

Applications

Applicants must attend an information session and then complete an application form.

There are two intakes a year (February and July – approximately)

To apply contact Lifeline Ballarat

lifeline.ballarat@vt.uniting.org

5322 4996

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