About Lifeline in Geelong and South West Victoria
Lifeline is a national organisation that focuses on telephone crisis support. Lifeline Geelong & South West Victoria provides this crisis support service out of two offices, one in Geelong and the other in Warrnambool. The 13 11 14 crisis support service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Geelong Lifeline division was established in 1978 and Lifeline South West Victoria has been servicing the community since 1984. The two offices ammulated in 2020 when both became part of the Lifeline Direct network. Lifeline centres in Geelong & South West Victoria are accredited with Australian National Lifeline certification and has qualified trained crisis supporters who provide support and advice to callers.
People call Lifeline for many reasons and the needs of people calling Lifeline Geelong vary across age-groups and between rural and metropolitan areas. Our aim, no matter what the reason, is to provide care and emotional support to people in their time of need.
Some of the areas people need advice and support for include: