For most of us, Christmas is a joyful season filled with moments of merriment, presents and quality time spent with friends and family. However, it’s important to recognise that it can also be a lonely and difficult time for others. During these times, Lifeline’s 13 11 14 crisis support service is even more crucial in supporting people in crisis, and this year Perth is OK! is proud to be supporting Lifeline WA’s Lights For Lifeline campaign.
It costs just $39 for Lifeline WA to answer a crisis support call and this year’s Lights for Lifeline campaign aims to raise enough funds to allow Lifeline to take every call for help and support West Aussies in need, particularly as demand increases during the holiday season. Lifeline will receive a call for help every 30 seconds this Christmas season and you can help make a difference by donating to Lifeline WA through their donation page.
So what happens when you call Lifeline?
If you’re experiencing a personal crisis and need support, Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on 13 11 14. Their trained Telephone Crisis Supporters complete over 170 hours of training so that nobody has to face their darkest moments alone.
We’re often told that help is only a quick phone call away, but what actually happens when you do call Lifeline? Check out the below video for a simple rundown of what you can expect after dialling 13 11 14:
Perth Is OK! is supporting Lifeline WA to help break down the stigmas associated with seeking help and encourage donations so that no West Aussie has to feel alone this Christmas. Help Lifeline WA take a crisis support call by donating $39, or become a Lights for Lifeline Partner by donating $4,000 towards the training of a Lifeline WA Telephone Crisis Supporter.
You can make your donation on the Lifeline WA website.