Wesley Suicide Prevention Services

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Wesley Suicide Prevention Services overview

Wesley Suicide Prevention Services overview

Origins

Wesley Mission has been a leader in the suicide prevention field for many years, establishing the Lifeline movement and Wesley LifeForce.

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Former Superintendent/CEO of Wesley Mission the Rev Dr Sir Alan Walker’s vision was to give Australians in crisis and at risk of suicide a lifeline at their most desperate moment, resulting in the founding of Lifeline in 1963 by Wesley Mission. Today we continue to operate Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland.

Wesley LifeForce was established in 1995 by Rev Bob Dunlop, a former Minister of Wesley Mission, in response to the growing number of youth suicides in Australia.

Wesley Suicide Prevention Services takes a comprehensive approach to tackling suicide by working in the areas of prevention, intervention and postvention.

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Commitment to care

Wesley Mission is committed to providing ethical and effective suicide prevention services that make a real and lasting difference.  We reach out to those at risk of suicide and those bereaved by suicide in whatever way we can. We consistently evaluate our activities to ensure that we are responding to needs in the most appropriate and caring way while maintaining a high standard of service. We have a strong team of passionate and skilled workers who are able to adapt to new challenges with great sensitivity and wisdom.

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Wesley LifeForce was commended by the Mental Health Association NSW at the 2013 Mental Health Matters Awards for Excellence in Service or Program Delivery.