29 Apr 2024

Lifeline makes crisis call of its own

From Nights, 10:17 pm on 29 April 2024

The mental health hotline Lifeline turns 60 this year and they say financial pressure has never been greater.

Lifeline counsellors are on standby around the clock, answering around 8000 calls a month from New Zealanders in distress or at risk of suicide.

But without government funding to stay steady, Lifeline needs a lifeline of its own.

Bonnie Robinson, the chief executive of Presbyterian Support North Charitable Trust, the parent organisation of Lifeline, joins Emile Donovan.

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Photo: Lifeline