Lifeline Extends Crisis Support With Help from Black Dog Ride
Lifeline's Online Crisis Support Chat service, launched in 2011, is short-term crisis support for people who are having difficulty coping or staying safe.
This service uses real-time chat technology and is a confidential one-on-one conversation with a crisis supporter.
Thanks to the Black Dog Ride's awareness and fundraising campaigns in 2013, and the 2013 Liptember campaign, Lifeline has now extended its Crisis Support Chat Service an extra four hours to 4am (EST), a time where many help-seekers are vulnerable.
Jane Hayden, Lifeline CEO, says, "Lifeline's Online Crisis Support Chat service has been very successful in reaching out to vulnerable people, in particular younger and geographically isolated Australians."
"With the help of some fabulous supporters like Black Dog Ride we are excited to extend the availability of this service by a further four hours, with the new hours being 8pm to 4am AEST, 7 days a week."
This extension of hours enables Lifeline to help an additional 2,000 Australians in need every month!