Arc Infrastructure helping us reach Kalgoorlie locals

31 March 2022

Lifeline WA had the opportunity to travel to Kalgoorlie-Boulder this month, thanks our valued partnership with Arc Infrastructure, who are supporting Lifeline WA to build awareness and regional engagement.

Over two days, Lifeline WA delivered free community workshops, including Supporting Yourself and Others, Talking about Suicide and DV Alert.

Lifeline WA Ambassador Brad Hogg also joined the community events. About 20 primary school students took up the opportunity to play with the former Australian Test cricketer and Big Bash League star.

Hoggy was also invited to visit Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School and speak with its Year 9 AFL Sport Development students. The aim for that workshop was to speak to the students about the importance of fostering positive mental health in sport.

“Sport is such a great vessel for promoting good mental health, and looking after yourself, as well as your team mates. By visiting the AFL Program students, I’m hoping we can give them some tools, which might help them and their mental health now, as well as down the path whey they become adults,” Brad said.

Chief Executive Lorna MacGregor said Lifeline's mission was to prevent suicide, support people in crisis, and reduce the stigmas which could be a barrier to seeking help. "Community engagement initiatives like the one in Kalgoorlie play an important part, helping us to reach more people and achieve our mission,” she said.

“Lifeline WA and Arc Infrastructure will continue to visit regional Western Australia, with planned community engagement in Northam and Albany coming soon. Thank you to Arc Infrastructure.”