Some of our team met with visitors from Lifeline Tonga this week - sharing knowledge and working collaboratively. #lifeline #helpline #lifelinetonga #lifelineaotearoa #suicideprevention
It might seem impossible now but everything is figureoutable. . If you're struggling to find a way through, give us a call. We're here to provide a non-judgemental listening ear and help you work out your next steps. 0800 LIFELINE (543 354) or text HELP (4357) #lifeline #textline #hope
Let others be there for you, so that you can be there for others. Reach out to someone who will listen and someone who you can trust. This could be friends, whānau/family, a teacher, counsellor, co-worker, GP or our 0800 LIFELINE (54 33 54) and free text service – HELP (4357). #reachout #helpline #lifeline
Today is Pink Shirt Day and it's as important as ever to speak up against all forms of bullying. #pinkshirtdaynz #standtogether #speakup #lifelineaotearoa
It can be difficult to start a conversation when you are concerned about someone who may be at risk of suicide. Here are some suggestions on how you may want to start: Q. Mate, I get the feeling something’s on your mind. Are you OK? Q. You don’t really seem like your old self and I’m concerned. What’s going on with you? Q. I’m really concerned about you. Can you tell me what’s going on? Q. I want you to know you’re not alone. I’m here for you. Can you talk about what’s going on for you? If you believe you, or someone you know, may be in immediate danger, please call 111. We’re here to listen, whatever the issue - call 0800 LIFELINE (543 354) or text HELP (4357). #checkin #lifeline #areyouok #helpline
It's OK to take time for yourself...
Fundraising for Lifeline is a great way to support the work we do. You could get involved in an existing fundraising event or create your own. If you need any help getting started or would like to discuss your ideas, please feel free to get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. #fundraise #lifeline #giveback #everydayhero
We're welcoming our newest volunteers joining the Lifeline and Kidsline teams this month! Thank you so much for giving your time and energy to be there for adults and young people during their most difficult times. #volunteer #lifeline #kidsline #helpline
Feeling overwhelmed? This might help...
Did you know that if you've called Lifeline and still aren't feeling better you can call back? It often takes more than one call. Call 0800 LIFELINE (543 354) or text HELP (4357). #lifeline #helpline #support #reachout
All the best to everyone taking part in the #rotoruamarathon today and a massive thank you to those who are fundraising for Lifeline as part of it. #fundraising #runforareason #lifeline #support #helpline
We're so grateful to our staff and volunteers who do amazing work with very vulnerable and high risk people every day - we can't thank you enough for all that you do. Image via Pinterest.
Talking to a counsellor can help when you're struggling or overwhelmed. Our counsellors listen and work with you to understand what’s going on, identify change you could make and bring a sense of peace, hope and strength back into your lives. To find out more or to make an appointment email email@example.com or visit our website. #lifeline #specialistcounselling
We're so delighted to announce new Lifeline Aotearoa Ambassador, Cori Gonzales-Macuer. Cori is an actor, Billy T Award-winning comedian, regular on 7 Days and star of What We Do In the Shadows. After the death of his father through suicide and his own experiences with mental health issues, he’s been a tireless advocate for suicide prevention and encouraging people to seek help. Cori is a great supporter of Lifeline, helping to raise awareness and funds to support the work we do. It’s a genuine privilege to have you on board Cori!
A sunny day is yet to come ⛅ #lifelineaotearoa #reachout #seekhelp #0800LIFELINE #textHELP #4357
We're here for you 24/7 if you need to talk. You don't have to struggle alone. Call 0800 LIFELINE (543 354) or text HELP to 4357. #lifeline #reachout #seekhelp #talkinghelps #counselling
Don't doubt yourself - you've come so far.
Did you know that you can message 4357 (HELP) and be connected with a trained counsellor? Lifeline's text service is free and available 24/7. #4357 #help #counselling #support #reachout #lifeline
Remember that you're not alone and we're here to listen. If you're struggling to cope, or you're feeling overwhelmed, please pick up the phone and call us on 0800 543 354, our Helpline Counsellors are here for you and available 24/7. #lifeline #talkinghelps #youmatter #reachout #seekhelp #0800LIFELINE #counselling
Will you be around Glenfield, Auckland today? Swing by and say 'hi' to Laura at Glenfield Mitre10 who'll be sizzling sausages to raise funds for Lifeline from 9am - 3pm. Or you can support her fundraising page here - https://give.everydayhero.com/nz/hundy-from-the-heart #lifeline #lifelinelegend #fundraising #counselling #helpline #suicideprevention
It's back to school time! If your child is feeling anxious about returning to school it can help to talk to someone about how they're feeling. @kidslinenz a helpline run by Lifeline for children and young people. It's free to call and available 24/7 but between 4-9pm weekdays, calls are answered by Buddies -specially trained year 12 and 13 students. Call 0800 KIDSLINE (54 37 54).
Have you been thinking about volunteering? Being a Lifeline helpline volunteer is such a rewarding experience and you're fully supported and trained along the way. To find out more visit https://www.lifeline.org.nz/get-involved/volunteer #volunteernz #lifeline #helpline #giveback
Thank you for helping people to get through difficult times this Christmas by writing and giving the Gift of Hope. You were able to reach more than 26,000 people and have a real impact in their lives. Tink said, "I just want everyone who has been writing these (messages) to know it really helps so keep going. I can feel your love pulling me out of a dark hole. And if you're reading this, I love you. So much. Thank you." We're looking forward to providing more hope next Christmas but for now, thanks!
Make a difference in the lives of more than 10,000 people who contact Lifeline every month by fundraising for Lifeline and suicide prevention at Auckland Round the Bays, March 3rd. Grab you friends, family and colleagues for this fun day out! Link in bio.
Did you know that Lifeline provides training for workplaces? Staff can be equipped to support to people experiencing emotional distress at our workshops and seminars. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. #lifeline #lifelinenz #lifelineaotearoa #talkingsaveslives #talkinghelps #youmatter #72club #reachout #seekhelp #0800LIFELINE #textHELP #4357 #training #zerosuicideworkplace
Talk about it today. #lifeline #lifelinenz #lifelineaotearoa #talkingsaveslives #talkinghelps #youmatter #72club #reachout #seekhelp #0800LIFELINE
Some of the awesome Auckland crew at our volunteer recognition evening last night. We have more than 130 volunteers in Auckland, all from different walks of life but a common goal to be there for people when they're going through tough times. Thanks guys and thanks to the awesome people and businesses who donated gifts and food for the event.
Amazing food and people connecting at the @buko.restaurant pop-up #72club meal
Kidsline (0800 54 37 54) is a nationwide helpline run by Lifeline, specifically for children and young people. Counsellors and trained volunteers are here to listen and help young people come up with the best approach for the issue they're facing. The helpline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week but between 4pm – 9pm weekdays they can speak to a Kidsline Buddy – a specially trained yr 12 and 13 volunteer. #kidsline #talkinghelps #talkingsaveslives
"Yes, Meghan is as beautiful (if not more) than she appears in photos and I was struck by her expressive eyes and incredible presence and poise. Harry was eager to learn as much as he could and asked lots of great questions, as well as being open about his own previous mental health challenges. He said that though it would have been okay to talk about mental health within his family, for a while he struggled to even accept that he could be in a position where this could be something he was struggling with. Meghan also later said that we are all just human, and all experience the same kind of emotions as each other. I think these things are important to hear as they reiterate the fact that any of us can have challenges with our mental health, no matter who we are or where we are from." Lifeline volunteer, Victoria Kendall (pictured to the right of Meghan) was one of three Lifeline representatives who met Harry and Meghan on Monday. #royalvisitnz
We're incredibly grateful to the amazing people who ran for Lifeline at yesterdays Auckland Marathon and as a team raised enough money to cover the cost of responding to 421 people who call our helplines! #suicideprevention #lifeline #aucklandmarathon #fundraising
"Everyone needs someone to turn to, right?” - Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry. #royalvisitnz
Renee, Leroy and Victoria on their way to meet with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan tomorrow!
If you're organising a Christmas party for work, friends or family. Why not turn it into a 72 Club Meal and do good at the same time! Register your meal using the link in our bio.
The 72 Club / Member Profile: Mikey Brenndorfer “Always remember, there are billions of cells in your body who think you're the most important thing in this world. I promised myself that I’ll stick around to honour the lives of friends I’ve lost to suicide. I want to continue spending my time to prevent people being impacted by suicide and mental health. A song that that makes me feel better is All That I Know by The Get Up Kids – it puts everything into perspective for me in the first two lines and the beat gets me smiling and dancing.” Watch, buy now, donate (link in bio). #The72Club #LifelineNZ
The beautiful people of the Featherston and Masterton communities gathered like a sea of yellow spreading HOPE for those affected and those supporting Suicide Prevention Awareness! #HOPEWALKS2018
Tomorrow (Sep 10) is World Suicide Prevention Day, focusing on working together to prevent suicide. Play your part by joining the 72 Club and helping more Kiwis live a long and happy life (link in bio).
The 72 Club / Member Profile: "I hope I get to be 72 one day, to be there for my mokopuna and guide them through troubled times if needed. If you're struggling, find someone to talk to, don't carry the demon by yourself." Jack Kani is a member of the Tribal Nations Motorcycle Club which has raised over $10,000 for suicide prevention. Watch, buy now, donate (link in bio). #The72Club #LifelineAotearoa
Together as a community, we can make a difference! The Onehunga Sports Football Club raised over $600 for Lifeline at their last home game for the season. Executive Director Glenda Schnell and her son Jared went along. #lifeline #community #suicideprevention
Anyone can join The 72 Club, four year-old Conor has donated $7.20 of his own money to help more Kiwis live a long and happy life. Nice one Conor! #the72club
Some of our crew looking awesome in their #the72club t-shirts.
You may have heard of The 27 Club. Now we're making a club of our own... Find out more at the72club.co.nz #The72Club
Happy Fathers Day! Hope you enjoy celebrating the Dad's in your life - in whatever form that may take 💕#fathersday
Did you know that September is the most common birthday month of the year? If you're having a birthday this month, you can use it for good by creating a registry and asking friends and family to give to the charity you've chosen. Know someone who is having a birthday? You can even give Good Gift Cards instead of gifts. Go to @thegoodregistry to find out more. #giving #payitforward
Lifeline receives a call every 5 minutes, more than 10,000 calls every month. #support #helpline #wellbeing #korero
Fill your cup, connect with nature and give your wellbeing a boost. #wellbeing #nature #lifeline
Kiwi singer and songwriter, @theiaofficialxo has released her latest single ‘Bad Idea’. A deeply personal song that draws on her struggle with self harm. Theia says "Sometimes life gets you down and you have hard times. You fall over. Sometimes you dust yourself off and jump up again; other times you need a helping hand." We couldn't agree more! To get help call 0800 LIFELINE (543 354) or text HELP (4357). #findhelp #hope #support #lifeline #theia
Connecting with Lifeline's across the globe - Lifeline Aotearoa's National Trainer, Nick Mulqueeney spent some time with Simon Witting from Lifeline Denmark and Britt Morthorst from the Danish Research Institute for Suicide Prevention while on holiday in Copenhagen. #Lifeline #SuicidePrevention #WhatHoliday?