Lifeline Adelaide saves lives. And somewhere in Australia, there is a new call to Lifeline every minute.
We are committed to preventing suicide, supporting people in crisis, and promoting good mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Every year, we answer more than 34,000 calls from people experiencing crisis. Many of them are thinking about taking their lives. Our dedicated team of Crisis Supporters are here to listen and offer support and, where appropriate, refer people to other services that can help.
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60 years of Lifeline Adelaide
On 16 March 1963, at 5pm, Lifeline opened its telephone lines for the first time. Since that day 60 years ago, selfless volunteers from across Australia have kept the lines of Lifeline open every hour of every day, allowing Lifeline to deliver on its mission to support Australians in times of crisis.
Lifeline Adelaide was the second centre in Australia to open, on 11 August 1963.
As we celebrate our 60th anniversary in 2023, we reflect on the 23 million calls answered nationwide and we are proud to be there in people’s times of great need.
The story of Lifeline reflects a strong passion of those who support Lifeline, founded in the belief that we can serve Australians in ways no one else can. Since 1963, Lifeline has been there for people in their darkest moment.