Lifeline Western Cape offers a free telephone counselling service, as well as face to face support for people in distress.
Lifeline Western Cape also trains people as volunteers, to become counsellors and help people on the other side of the telephone line.
Speaking to Cape Talk’s Pippa Hudson, Glynis Depper, Chairperson of Lifeline Western Cape says that the service is not only for people in distress. she says even happy people do call to talk about everything and anything.
Listen to the full conversation below:
Our callers are our mirror, each call I take, if I have an open mind, I can learn more about myself— Glynis Depper, Chairperson of Lifeline Western Cape
We have a system where our counsellors can sit down and debrief— Glynis Depper, Chairperson of Lifeline Western Cape
We have University professors, students and house wives who are not employed who have the time and the ability to give back to the community— Glynis Depper, Chairperson of Lifeline Western Cape
According to Depper, the organisation receives between 1000 – 2000 calls a month. She also shared tips on how to become a Lifeline counsellor.