2022 Charity Partner

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Our Founder Melissa Yu, created the Ego Expo out of the inspiration behind her love, loss and grief from losing her late boyfriend Angus Macintosh.

 

Gus, as she liked to call him, took his own life in January 2014.

 

Through her journey, Mel became an ambassador for suicide awareness and prevention.

Wanting to help raise awareness for those who might be contemplating suicide, suffering from suicide, depression or anxiety, Ego Expo is proud to partner with the national charity Lifeline Australia.

 

For every ticket that was sold at Ego Expo 2022 $1 was donated to help raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention.

You can also click the link below and make your own generous donation to Lifeline.

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About Lifeline Australia

Lifeline is Australia's leading suicide prevention service, formed through a partnership between 10,000 committed volunteers, our member centres, of which there are 40 located in communities around the nation and Lifeline Australia.

The national charity provides all Australians who experience emotional distress with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

 

Over 65,000 Australians make a suicide attempt each year and in 2019, over 3000 Australians took their own life.

For each of those lives lost to suicide, the impacts are felt by up to 135 people, including family members, work colleagues, friends, first responders at the time of death.

Lifeline exists to ensure that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone.

 

Increasingly, crisis support is taking place across a diverse array of platforms.  The 13 11 14 phoneline remains a crucial way for help-seekers to contact Lifeline and is additionally now available via phone, text, or online chat.

Anyone across Australia who is experiencing a personal crisis, contemplating suicide or caring for someone in crisis can contact Lifeline.  Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation, the trained Crisis Supporters are ready to listen without passing judgement and to provide support and referrals.

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Crisis Support Services

Phone 13 11 14 available 24 hours / 7 days - Australia's largest crisis support line.  Anyone in Australia can speak to a trained Crisis Supporter over the phone, any time of the day or night.

Lifeline Text 0477 13 11 14 available nightly - Australia's first SMS-based Crisis Support service, any person in Australia can receive support from a Crisis Supporter by text message every night. 

Online chat available nightly - The online chat service is available for people who prefer to type than talk.  Any person in Australia can chat with a Crisis Supporter through the Lifeline Australia website each night.