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Lifeline’s caring, specially trained counsellors have been supporting Kiwis in distress for over 55 years. They give help hope and save lives. This is only possible thanks to our wonderful supporters, as Lifeline does not receive government funding. Every day, we receive hundreds of calls and texts from people for a number of reasons, including relationship difficulties, loneliness and isolation, anxiety and depression and mental health struggles.  An average of 15-20 people at high risk of suicide or self-harm are supported to safety by a Lifeline counsellor every day. Every $32 gifted covers the cost of a call to Lifeline's free, confidential helpline.