Lifeline Geelong & South West Victoria
Lifeline Geelong & South West Victoria is part of the Lifeline network and every day our staff and volunteers make a difference to people’s lives. We provide a broad range of programs and services that deliver information and support to the most vulnerable members of our community. We offer callers confidential, personal support from trained crisis supporters through our 24 hour telephone crisis support service.
In addition to providing a vital telephone support link, Lifeline in Geelong & South West Victoria offers services and support, with the aim of educating and supporting the community, as well as fundraising to strengthening the organisation’s ability to provide vital services.
There are ten Lifeline Shops, known as ‘op shops’, open across the region that stock quality affordable second-hand goods. We rely on community donations to keep these retail outlets open. People can donate furniture, clothes and more to support these stores. Whilst we rely on people to volunteer in our stores, we also have other volunteer opportunities within our organisation available, including the important role of a volunteer telephone crisis supporter.
Lifeline Geelong & South West Victoria is also an education provider in areas such as depression awareness, suicide prevention, crisis support, and mental health first aid. We offer a range of training courses to the community and businesses.