Volunteers needed for Lifeline phone counselling

CALL ME: Lifeline volunteers Belinda Quinn and Ray Talbot, pictured with crisis support services manager Stephanie Robinson. Photo: Phil Blatch.
CALL ME: Lifeline volunteers Belinda Quinn and Ray Talbot, pictured with crisis support services manager Stephanie Robinson. Photo: Phil Blatch.

LIFELINE Central West is looking for volunteers who can help provide a friendly ear to people going through a tough time.

The organisation will start its next training intake at the end of February for a program called Reconnect.

Lifeline Central West crisis support services manager Stephanie Robinson said the program was vital for people who were struggling with mental health issues, including depression and suicidal thoughts.

“We get told all the time that it is quite often the difference between life and death, that is the extreme,” she said.

She said training starts from February 23 and 24, then each Tuesday morning for eight weeks.

For more information call 1300 798 258 or email srobinson@lifelinecentralwest.org.au.