#82 Freedom Fridays Podcast Featuring Sarah Grattan

Season #4

In celebration of International Womens Day on March 8th Pete talks to Sarah Grattan (CEO Lifeline Northern Beaches). Sarah has had and continues to have, an extensive leadership career. She reveals her backstory to getting involved in community leadership and where her ‘bloody-mindedness’ developed and how it’s helped her in previous and current roles.

Revealingly, as CEO of Lifeline Northern Beaches she shares the growth she has experienced in learning how to fully listen. A powerful skill that transcends every role she plays personally and professionally. Tune in to hear how Sarah has build her leadership impact through different challenges.

Lifeline Northern Beaches is a local charity that is part of the national Lifeline network. We opened in 1968 and have provided suicide prevention and crisis support services for more than 55 years.

Our local services are in addition to the 13 11 14 telephone line that Lifeline is most well-known for. Our team of telephone crisis supporters in Balgowlah answer more than 55,000 calls each year out of the approximate one million calls that Lifeline receives.

We provide the following low-cost and free face-to-face services to support the wellbeing of our community:
• Low-cost face-to-face Counselling
• Support Groups
• Free Financial Counselling
• Aged Care Volunteer Visitors
• Community and Workplace Training

Over the past few years there has been a significant increase in demand for the face-to-face services, with counselling sessions doubling and the financial counselling service seeing continual case-load growth. With increased demands come increased costs, and Lifeline Northern Beaches relies on the generous support from members of the community.

You can help Lifeline Northern Beaches provide local services and increase our capacity by helping us to raise funds. This can be done by either donating directly to Lifeline Northern Beaches or giving contributions that could be auctioned off or raffled in a fundraiser.

It costs Lifeline $39 to answer a call to 13 11 14 and Lifeline Northern Beaches $98 to provide a one-hour face-to-face session. Your contribution helps us support more people in need.

Thank you for supporting Lifeline Northern Beaches!



Find Sarah Grattan: LinkedIn/sarah-grattan | northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au | instagram.com/lifelinenb

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