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Suicide intervention—Lifeline

Suicide intervention—Lifeline

Lifeline, created by Wesley Mission, celebrated its 50 year anniversary in 2013. Wesley Suicide Prevention Services continues to operate Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland. Lifeline’s telephone crisis support and suicide prevention service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the cost of a local call (mobile phone calls are free of charge).

Somewhere in Australia there is a new call to Lifeline every minute. At Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland we answer more than 24,000 calls each year. The centre is owned and operated by Wesley Mission and is one of 37 centres accredited by Lifeline Australia.

Who can call

Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can contact Lifeline.

People call Lifeline when they are alone, afraid or feel that life is not worth living. They also call when they have relationship or financial stresses. Callers talk about their health problems, unemployment, past traumas or problems with alcohol, drugs or gambling. Our trained Telephone Crisis Supporters will:

  • listen to your situation
  • provide immediate support
  • assist to clarify options and choices available to you
  • provide you with referral information for other services in your local area. 


If your call isn’t answered straight away, it means we are experiencing high demand for our service and helping other Australians in need. Please stay on the line or call back later.

If you are in immediate danger call 000.