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Lifeline Records Busiest Text Month Ever

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 3:42 pm | Lifeline Aotearoa

Crisis helpline Lifeline Aotearoa’s text support service recorded its busiest month ever in April with more than 30,000 texts sent and received. This follows a previous record set in March of 27,000 texts sent and received. Both figures are ... More >>

Lifeline Aotearoa Increases Support As Demand Surges Due To Covid-19

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 11:15 am | Lifeline Aotearoa

To support the growing mental health needs of Kiwis emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, Lifeline Aotearoa (Lifeline) has increased its service capacity thanks to a $150,000 grant from nib foundation, the charitable arm of nib New Zealand (nib). Since the ... More >>

Lifeline says Every Life Matters could be a turning point

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 8:44 am | Lifeline Aotearoa

AUCKLAND, September 10, 2019 – Lifeline says the Government’s acknowledgment that suicide is not exclusively a mental health problem could be a turning point for suicide prevention in Aotearoa New Zealand. Lifeline Aotearoa Clinical Manager ... More >>

Lifeline Aotearoa says Wellbeing Budget could signal turn

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 6:16 pm | Lifeline Aotearoa

Lifeline Aotearoa says Wellbeing Budget could signal a turning tide for mental health support in New Zealand More >>

Concern over increased mental health calls to police

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 12:57 pm | Lifeline Aotearoa

Lifeline is concerned to hear recent reports of increased calls to the police for mental health issues and agrees that it should not be the role of police to support those in distress, only those at imminent risk of suicide. More >>

Lifeline’s cry for help leads to surge in crisis calls

Friday, 9 September 2016, 12:52 pm | Lifeline Aotearoa

In the last four months, calls made to Lifeline Aotearoa about suicide and self-harm have increased by 37 per cent. More >>

Suicide Mortality Review Report Underlines an Urgent Need

Friday, 3 June 2016, 10:30 am | Lifeline Aotearoa

Suicide Mortality Review Report Underlines an Urgent Need to Better Invest In and Co-ordinate Suicide Prevention More >>

Let’s talk Suicide

Monday, 30 May 2016, 10:11 am | Lifeline Aotearoa

Should we talk about suicide? In recent days there have been a number of articles discussing this very topic - Sue Nicholson, mother of Ollie who died in 2009, and Timaru GP Dr Oliver Bourke in today’s Herald to name just two. Research has been ... More >>

Lifeline Aotearoa investing in the mental health

Saturday, 27 February 2016, 2:54 pm | Lifeline Aotearoa

Lifeline Aotearoa is delighted to announce an extension of its 0800 Kidsline service in to Christchurch in May 2016. More >>

Lifeline inundated with crisis calls over the Xmas period

Thursday, 7 January 2016, 3:17 pm | Lifeline Aotearoa

During the 11-day period from 24 December to 4 January, calls to Lifeline Aotearoa’s crisis lines increased by 16% from its usual volumes. More >>

Lifeline Press Release

Friday, 11 December 2015, 10:40 am | Lifeline Aotearoa

For the last fifty years, the highly skilled staff at Lifeline have been at the end of the telephone for thousands of kiwis in crisis. More >>

Health and safety: An Industry suicide prevention approach

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 4:35 pm | Lifeline Aotearoa

Health and safety - An Industry suicide prevention approach World Suicide Prevention Day is fast approaching and Lifeline Aotearoa is urging the public to learn vital skills to help prevent suicide. Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives’ ... More >>