Lifeline Seeks Help From Chinese Language Speakers

19:29' 16-10-2017
Lifeline, the national charity helpline which offers round the clock crisis support, is calling on Chinese-speaking Australians to help the service understand the diverse crisis support needs of the community.

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    Lifeline Research Foundation Executive Director Alan Woodward said a survey, available in both English and simplified Chinese, will be the basis of a feasibility study into the development of a Chinese-language helpline in Australia.

    “This is a great opportunity to hear directly from the Chinese-speaking community in Australia on how Lifeline can best develop our services for the future,” Mr Woodward said.

    Lifeline Australia CEO Pete Shmigel says that Lifeline currently receives more than 20,000 calls each year from people whose first language is not English. About 15% of Lifeline's Crisis Supporters speak a language other than English at home, and come from more than 35 countries. The latest Census data shows the number of Chinese-born Australians has grown from 5.6% to 7.4% over the past five years.

    To take part in the survey, please visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChineseLifelineSurvey (English) or www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChineseLifelineSurvey-SimplifiedChinese (Chinese).

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