Lifeline is a non- governmental, non-profit community-based organisation established in Sydney, Australia in 1963 by Rev. Dr Alan Walker in response a desperate need in the community for confidential counselling services and operated in Pretoria from 1975 with 5 centres in operation in Watermeyer Centre, Queenswood Centre , Mamelodi Centre, Soshanguve Centre  and Atteridgeville Centre.

Lifeline Pretoria exists to offer professional and emotional support to everyone out there who feels alone or judged, they have counsellors to empower, advise and support their clients in times of crisis and difficulty to cope with life challenges through telephone calls and face to face counselling.

Lifeline Pretoria aims to cultivate and grow emotional wellness in individuals and communities in line with human rights culture by healing emotional trauma and crisis training and capacity, building, engaging and mobilising communities. Their trained counsellors provide courses in self-awareness, communication and life skills by involving the community at large and its resources to achieve its objectives.

‘’we believe that all people, regardless of their circumstances should have equal access to professional and caring emotional support and should talk- be it anonymously by phone call or face to face in your own home language’’To book a session counselling whether individual, relationship or trauma debrief, rape, HIV/AIDS, suicide and mourning one can call them at 012 804 1853

Mamsi Nkosi.

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