Lifeline Hunter is part of Lifeline Direct (LLD), one of the service delivery arms of Lifeline Australia (LLA). Lifeline Direct is an amalgamation of five Lifeline Centres. They operate independently and serve local community; they enjoy the benefits of a shared administrative function. Each community sites are independently run, operating directly in the community, for the community with the community. Lifeline Hunter provides crisis support, face to face counselling, mental health support and suicide prevention. People call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis support service about many things including: Anxiety Depression Loneliness Abuse and trauma Physical or mental wellbeing Suicidal thoughts or attempts Stresses from work, family or society Information for friends and family Face to Face Counselling - face to face counselling is by self-referral, so you can call and make your appointment. ; Several locations in the Hunter offer face to face counselling. For information on these locations and to make an appointment please contact your local Lifeline office in Newcastle.