Your words could save a person from crisis

BEING there for someone in need can help them through a crisis, or even save their life.

Lifeline's Crisis Support will be offering workplace training in Maryborough from February 13, giving people the opportunity to build new skills and make a significant contribution to the community.

The workplace training is an accredited program which equips people from all walks of life with the skills to become a Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporter.

Crisis Supporters answer calls on Lifeline's 13 11 14 Crisis Line, providing support to people in Australia who are in crisis and may be at risk of suicide.

Acting Crisis Support Service Coordinator and Trainer at UnitingCare Community Shane Bill said Crisis Supporters were the lifeblood of Lifeline centres across the Fraser Coast and around Australia.

"Many people often wonder how one individual can make a difference," Mr Bill said.

"The truth is that all of us have the power to make a real impact on the lives of others - and every minute volunteered by a Telephone Crisis Supporter helps save lives."

The training will run each Saturday for nine weeks from February 27.

The course will be held at UnitingCare Community Maryborough at 276 Alice St.

Please register your interest by calling Pat or Marion on 4122 9000 or find the forms online at uccommunity.org.au.