Lifelines Volunteer Responders

Why I’m ok most of the time

Being a volunteer is good for our wellbeing. We learn new skills, make new friends and enjoy giving something back to our communities.

On these pages you’ll find information about good mental health and what helps us be resilient in the face of adversity, as well as advice on how you can support others. 

These resources and the tips on self-care will be relevant whether you’re involved in a potentially traumatic incident, or dealing with stress at work or home. We hope they help you stay safe and well. 

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“Team training is very important, it lends confidence that you can respond rapidly and effectively. Mutual support before and after callouts is invaluable. ”