Lifeline Central West has a long and distinguished record of community support in the central west of NSW. Starting from humble beginnings in Bathurst in 1979, the organisation has grown its footprint to cover approximately 1/3 of rural NSW.
From the commencement of services in Bathurst, Lifeline opened a telephone centre in Orange in 1984 and expanded the service to Dubbo in 2000. Over the intervening period, Lifeline Central West has been at the forefront of the provision of crisis support for those that need assistance through the Lifeline national 13 11 14 24/7 telephone service.
Lifeline Central West also provides both problem financial and problem gambling counselling to the central west and has commenced an outreach training service focussed on mental health wellbeing designed to complement the nationally renowned Lifeline 13 11 14 service.