The Beginning of The LifeLine
Lifeline was founded in 1963 by the late Reverend Dr. Sir Alan Walker, when he took a call from a distressed man who later took his own life. Determined not to let isolation and lack of support be the cause of more deaths, Sir Alan launched a 24-hour crisis support line. This service (13 11 14) now answers around 1,800 calls each day, with around 50 calls from people at high risk of suicide.
Lifeline’s services are now made possible through the efforts of around 1,000 staff and 11,000 volunteers, operating from over 60 locations nationwide.
Services and resources are now provided through phone, face-to-face, and online mediums.
Recent International affairs
- 2017.July : Participate the 29th IASP conference at Kuching, Malaysia
- 2016.July : Participate the 15th Asia Telephone Consultative Conference at Seoul, Korea.
- 2016.May : Participate the 7th IASP Asia-Pacific Branch Conference at Tokyo, Japan.
- 2015.July：Participate the 28th IASP conference at Montréal, Canada.
- 2015.Feb.：Participated for the art therapy program at Sendai, Japan.
- 2013.Oct.：Organized the 14th Asia telephone consultative conference at Taichung.
- 2013.Sep.：Participated the 27th IASP conference at Oslo, Norway.
- 2013.Jun.：Experience exchange with hotline organization at Hong Kong and Macao, separatly.
- 2011.Sep.：Participated the 26th IASP conference at Beijing, China.
- 2010.Sep.：Participated the 13th Asia conference at Sendai, Japan.
- 2009.May：Participated the international LifeLine conference and international board meeting at Chicago, U.S.A. in 2009.
- 2008.Oct.：Participated the world board meeting and international suicide prevention conference in Thailand; Visited LifeLine committee at Malaysia.
- 2007.Jul.：Participated the 12th Asia-pacific region telephone consultative conference at Korea; participated to Australia international helping line conference in November.