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What's On at Lifeline Melbourne?

Each year Lifeline Melbourne supports events to raise awareness and fundraise for our crisis support and suicide prevention services to the community. Scroll down and stay up to date with our latest events and how you can get involved.

Upcoming Training

We are updating our courses for later this year, early next year and will be advertising them as soon as possible. If you have additional questions, please contact our Training Team:

Email: lifelinetraining@vt.uniting.org

We deliver a variety of workshops which include:

ASIST (Suicide intervention)
Dates for public workshops, now open for registration (see below)

safeTalk (Suicide Awareness)

DV-alert (Domestic and Family Violence awareness)

Accidental Counsellor

Responding Effectively in Difficult Interactions (REDI)

Public ASIST workshops:
Melbourne CBD.

July 17-18:               Register
August 28-29:          Register
September 25-26:    Register
October 16-17:         Register
November 20-21:     Register

Public DV-alert workshops:
Melbourne CBD. For information on the next workshop, please get in touch with us at lifelinetraining@vt.uniting.org

Corporate and Community workshops:
We can deliver any of our workshops in-house for your workplace, community group, organisation or club. Some workshops can be delivered online. Please contact the Lifeline Melbourne Training Team at lifelinetraining@vt.uniting.org

To learn about any of our workshops, go to our Training page or contact us at lifelinetraining@vt.uniting.org

Past Events

Here you will find the events Lifeline Melbourne has been involved in. If you would like more information on any of these, please get in touch.

Out of the Shadows 2023

On World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September) a commemorative event was held to remember those lost to suicide and remember those lost to Suicide, and help Australians in crisis. Members of the community joined Lifeline Melbourne, Support After Suicide & The Compassionate Friends Victoria for a short 1km walk around Flagstaff Gardens, followed by a ribbon tying ceremony and the reading of a memorial roll.

If you would like to donate to Lifeline Melbourne to help us answer more calls click here

Paddle Across the Bay 2024


Held on Sunday 25 February 2024 at Green Point, Brighton Beach, Paddle Across The Bay is Australia's largest stand-up paddle event, for the first time travelling from Brighton Beach in a 10k loop, past Elwood and back in beautiful Port Phillip Bay.

Over 300 wonderful paddlers completed the event, coming together with the community to raise over $70,000 for Lifeline, mental health and suicide awareness.

A team of volunteers was delighted to be there in person, to welcome and congratulate all participants.

Paddle Across The Bay is open to everyone, encouraging all fitness and experience levels. You do not have to be a professional paddler or even have tried it before! Paddle Across The Bay is NOT a race. Everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy the water in a safe and inclusive environment.

We're excited to be back in 2025, meanwhile why not visit paddleacrossthebay.com.au to learn more about the event and to view some wonderful images.

Run the Tan 2024

Run the Tan

Held Sunday 21 April 2024

Was held at the Pillars of Wisdom - The Tan (Botanical Gardens Running Track)

Run The Tan is a showcase running event raising funds and awareness for Mental Health.

There were 5 key race events - a public fun run open to everyone and 4 feature events with top elite athletes, celebrities challenge, emergency service workers and battle of the schools. Everyone was trying to beat the record for the fastest lap around The Tan (3.827km) of 10:08mins and get an official time.

This is one of the many ways our community supports Lifeline Melbourne. You can always support Lifeline Melbourne by donating to us via our donate page

Or get involved in 2025 when registrations open.

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