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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 currently taking applications for Telephone Crisis Supporters, with training commencing in early 2024.
For more information about becoming a volunteer crisis supporter with Lifeline, click on this link.

To apply, or 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

Managing Challenging Interventions

Public ASIST workshops:
Melbourne CBD.

2024:
February 28 - 29:     Sold Out
March 27 - 28:          Register
April 17 - 18:            Register
May 15 - 16:             Register
June 19-20:              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 Walk

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

Melb Firefighters 23

10th Annual Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb

Held on Saturday 2 September 2023

Where: Crown Metropol, Southbank, Melbourne

For the 10th year firefighters and other emergency services personnel from around Australia, and around the globe, took on the challenge of climbing 28 floors of Crown Metropol raising vital funds for Lifeline, as well as Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation and 000Foundation.

With a goal of $700,000, climbers battled 28 floors in 25kg of turnout gear and breathing apparatus as a symbol of the burden of significant health and well-being issues faced by our first responders and their families on a daily basis.

A small team from Lifeline Melbourne joined the firefighters in this climb. You can help us achieve this goal, and “Step up to fight cancer, depression, and suicide” by sponsoring one of them (more to come):

Click here to support Team Lifeline Melbourne

Or search for your local fire station, or other climber here:

Click here to support your local firies or other climber

100% of every dollar donated will go to cancer research and crisis support, thanks to the event sponsors.

Thank you for your support.

The 2023 Push-Up Challenge was held between June 1-23 to raise awareness of mental health, to promote physical health, have some fun and raise critical funds for Lifeline Melbourne.

As part of the event, participants were challenged to complete 3,144 push-ups over 23 days, putting the spotlight on the tragic number of suicides in Australia in 2021.

Almost $39,000 was raised for Lifeline Melbourne and will support us to take more calls from help seekers.

Visit Lifeline Melbourne Push Up Challenge to Register.

Run the Tan 2023

Held on Sunday 30 April 2023 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 are 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 will be trying to beat the record for the fastest lap around The Tan (3.827km) of 10:08mins and get an official time. 

Get involved in 2024: Test your running mettle by registering and fundraising for Lifeline, find a running buddy to sponsor, or simply donate.
Run The Tan - Support Lifeline

Paddle Across the Bay 2023

Held on Saturday 4 March 2023 at Brighton Beach to Port Melbourne Beach

Paddle Across The Bay is Australia's largest stand-up paddle event, travelling from Brighton Beach to Port Melbourne – a 10km, 1.5 to 2 hour journey across beautiful Port Phillip Bay.

Paddle Across The Bay raises funds for Lifeline and 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.

Get involved in 2024: Register to jump onboard and fundraise for mental health and suicide awareness, or stay dry and make a donation.
paddleacrossthebay.com.au