When you donate to Lifeline, you help recruit, train and support the volunteers who can save the lives of Queenslanders in crisis.
Every 30 seconds, someone reaches out to Lifeline feeling anxious, lonely, overwhelmed, or on the brink of suicide. And it will be worse over Christmas.
At Christmas, Lifeline deals with an increase in calls from people struggling with pain and loneliness. Family violence, excessive alcohol consumption, pressures on finances – it all increases at Christmas.
Your donation will help support volunteers like Clarice, who give their time so generously to help people in need. They are the heart and soul of Lifeline’s Crisis Support Service.
This is Clarice, an incredible Lifeline Queensland volunteer.
Clarice was just 22 when her mother took her own life.
“I wish that there were more services available back when my mother was struggling,” Clarice says. “Maybe she would’ve picked up the phone and called Lifeline if it was available.”
Think of everything that Clarice has lost. The special occasions her mum should have been there to see. The hard times when she needed a mother’s love. Every single Christmas.
It takes something pretty extraordinary to turn your own pain into help for others, but Clarice did it. She’s no doubt saved many, many lives during the 15 years she’s been volunteering for Lifeline.
Like all our volunteers, Clarice underwent a rigorous recruitment and 12 month training process before taking a single call.
And it’s the generosity of people like you that helps Lifeline provide the training, supervision and support volunteers like Clarice need to do their life-saving work.
No family should have to sit at a table this Christmas looking at an empty seat where a loved one should be.
Please give generously today.
Donate today and help ensure Lifeline volunteers like Clarice are there to save lives – no matter what this season brings.