P&N Bank We Champion partner Lifeline WA and their team of incredible volunteers know better than most how to have a chat to someone who is not ok.
Every Lifeline WA Telephone Crisis Support Volunteer goes through an intensive training program to equip them to answer the hundreds of calls made to 13 11 14 every week.
In a special World Suicide Prevention Day presentation, Lifeline WA volunteers provide their unique perspective on how to ask someone if they are ok and what to do if their answer is ‘no I’m not ok’.
Here are some further tips from Lifeline WA on Seeking help and supporting others:
There will be some days when we’re feeling ok and others when we might feel desperate and struggle to cope. This will look and feel different for everyone. It’s important to know that this is normal and common.
Whatever the case is for you – if you’re feeling low, worried or things just seem too much, there is support out there to help you.
No matter who you are or what you’re going through, taking steps to manage your current situation is important.
Every one of us has the inherent ability to be a support to another person. If you see signs that someone you know is struggling, you can be a great support to them by asking if they are ok and being willing to listen and get them to help if needed. Don’t ever underestimate the power you have to connect with another person and help them find hope and stay safe.
If you need support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14, available 24/7. You may also consider talking to your GP or health professional about your current situation. Your GP can check your general health and refer you to local health professionals based on your needs.
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