Kindness has not been cancelled

LIFELINE’S BOBBO CLASSIC – KINDNESS HAS NOT BEEN CANCELLED The unfortunate but necessary cancellation of this year’s Bobbin Head Cycle Classic (#Bobbo) is a big blow to not only the many enthusiastic participants and supporters of

Lifeline Shop Gladesville Official Opening

Lifeline’s newest retail store in Gladesville will be officially opened by Hunters Hill Mayor, Cr. Mark Bennett on Friday, 7 February. The largest of Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s stores, Lifeline Shop Gladesville, has an extensive range

Lifeline launches 2019 Christmas Hamper Appeal

In conjunction with Ku-ring-gai Council, we’ve launched our annual Christmas Hamper Appeal this week. Our aim is to deliver more than 180 Christmas Hampers this year. Every Christmas, many people in our community experience financial hardship

Sports Betting is the new smashed avo on toast

In 2016 The Australian columnist Bernard Salt satirically blamed the high cost of ‘Smashed Avocado on Toast’ at the local café as the reason Millennials couldn’t afford to buy their own homes. Smashed avo on toast

Sapphire Gala Ball Coming Up!

Lifeline invites you to join us for a fantastic night at the 2019 Sapphire Gala Ball. We have a great line-up of entertainment, fine food and wine, plus special guests. Don’t miss the chance to get

ECLIPSE Group Monthly Chronicle Feature

If you’d like to read the Monthly Chronicle, you can find the full release here. Otherwise, to skip to our feature in the paper, click here. The ECLIPSE support group is also beginning its second cycle,

Caber-ra Nanga Wellbeing Day 2019

On the 24th February this year, Lifeline H2H teamed up with Lifeline Northern Beaches on Sunday to host a stall at the Caber-ra Nanga Wellbeing Day event. Below are some photos captured at the event as

Lifeline Sponsored in the Hottest 100 Countdown

For the first time, triple j’s Hottest 100 partnered with Lifeline. The Hottest 100 this year was a scorcher, raising significant funds and garnering a huge amount of support for Lifeline. For those unfamiliar, the Triple

Lifeline H2H Volunteers Recognised for Service

The Lifeline Community Aid volunteers have been chosen as the recipient of Ku-ring-gai Council’s “Outstanding Service to the Ku-ring-gai Community Award” for 2019. All of the volunteers should be proud of their efforts, as the Council

Lifeline 2018 Sapphire Gala Ball Entertainer Magician

Sapphire Gala Ball guests dig deep for Lifeline

Almost 600 elegantly dressed guests gathered in a candlelit ballroom at the Westin Hotel in the city on Saturday night to help Lifeline raise much needed funds for its face-to-face counselling and suicide prevention services. In

10 years of GIANT book fairs at Thornleigh!

We are excited to be returning to the Thornleigh Community Centre, Thornleigh for our tenth year! The continued support of the local community has made our book fairs possible and we are bringing the largest selection

Record-breaking Chatswood book fair!

Congratulations to our Hornsby Book Fairs team and to team leader Bob Page on an amazing result achieved by this year’s Chatswood Giant Book Fair, which took place at the The Concourse, Chatswood, this past weekend

Biggles Flies Into Chatswood!

Biggles books will be flying out the door at our upcoming Giant Book Fair in the Civic Pavilion at The Concourse, Chatswood on Saturday February 3 and Sunday February 4. . Thanks to our wonderful donors…

Chatswood, here we come!

We are delighted to be returning to the Civic Pavilion, Chatswood Concourse, for the third year running, with our biggest-ever and best-yet Chatswood Giant Book Fair. Put the dates in your diary: Saturday 3 February and

‘Being Mums’ Comes to Hornsby

Early in 2018 Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury will be running its popular ‘Being Mums’ support group at a new venue –  Nannelli Community Centre, at 5 Jersey St, Hornsby. . About ‘Being Mums’ ‘Being Mums’ is

Christmas & New Year Office Closing

Our Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury offices at 4 Park Avenue, Gordon, have now closed for the Christmas and New Year festive season break. They will reopen at 9am on Monday January 8. Our Way2Wellness 1300 120

2017 Christmas Hamper Appeal Thank You

Congratulations to Jane and Bev and our hamper assemblers and deliverers, and to all our wonderful supporters who contributed donations of cash and produce to this year’s appeal.   Making a difference to families doing it

2018 Bobbin Head Cycle Classic

The 7th annual Bobbin Head Cycle Classic fundraising cycle ride event – affectionately known as ‘The Bobbo’ – will take place on Sunday March 25 2018. . About the event Full details of the event can

2018 Chatswood Giant Book Fair

It’s on again! Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s immensely popular Chatswood Giant Book Fair returns to The Civic Pavilion at The Concourse, Chatswood, for two value-packed days on Saturday and Sunday February 3rd and 4th, 8am to

And Go For Broke, They Did!

On Saturday, 23 September, 70 registered riders participated in the ‘Go For Broke’ 180-km bike ride, from Berowra at the north end of our Harbour to Hawkesbury area to Broke in The Hunter Valley. . Ride

Reminder: December 2-3 $2 Book Sale

Less than three weeks to go till our annual $2 Book Sale… Our Lindfield Book Depot’s annual clearance of overstocked books has become quite an institution. On a gorgeous sunny early December day, underneath the leafy


“It’s all just too much…” Ever hear yourself saying that? It may be time to call Way2Wellness on 1300 120 446. Knowing when to take action Stress and anxiety – in small amounts – are a

Accidental Counsellor 2018 Booking Now Open

  The full schedule of Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s 2018 presentations of the 4-hour Accidental Counsellor workshop is now out. All take place at our Gordon centre. Accidental Counsellor focuses on the core skills necessary to

2017 AGM

Congratulations to all our team-members who were recognised with service certificates at the Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Annual General Meeting on Friday evening. We are lucky to have an amazing team of dedicated, generous and talented

2017 Annual Report Now Available

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s 2017 Annual Report is now published and available to download or read online. A digital copy of our report is also being emailed to all staff, volunteers and supporters on our mailing

Managing Your Mood – Register Now, Start Soon

Struggling with distressing feelings and thoughts? Experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression? Want to know how to better manage your feelings and your relationships?   We now have places available on the following four currently-running 16-week

Oakhill College Book Fair Success

Congratulations to all concerned on a wonderful record-breaking two days of books, family fun and fundraising, at Oakhill College, Castle Hill, this weekend just passed …  And a huge thank you to the local Castle Hill

Lifeline H2H Accelerates Expansion of Corporate Training

In the last month Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury has added a further two training programs – ‘Mental Health Awareness For Industry’ and ‘Domestic Violence Awareness For Corporates’ – to the range of corporate training modules and services it

Thank You, Our Gala Ball Sponsors!

A big thank you to all our wonderful  Sapphire Gala Ball sponsors, without whose incredible support – prizes, gifts, auction items, helping hands, numerous services, and of course financial support  – our record-smashing 2017 Sapphire Gala

Oct 7 & Nov 7 Accidental Counsellor Sessions

There are still places available for our upcoming Lifeline H2H ‘Accidental Counsellor’ workshops, which will be taking place at our Gordon offices on Saturday morning, 7 October, (9am – 1pm), and Tuesday afternoon, 7 November (1pm

New FREE Gambling Help Support Group

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s next FREE Gambling Help support group starts on October 11 and will run 6.30-8.30pm for six consecutive Wednesday evenings. To register for the group, call 02-9498 8805 or email, and click

Record-Breaking Gala Ball Success!

  Another record Sapphire Gala Ball fundraiser! This year’s event at The Westin Sydney on Saturday night, 9th September, netted a record-breaking amount of financial donations and ticket sales income to help fund the continuing provision

Waitara Lifeline Store One Year Old

Big first birthday celebration at our Waitara shop this morning. We are so lucky to have such wonderful volunteers, customers and supporters. Happy Birthday Waitara!   Store details: 63 Edgeworth David Avenue, Waitara   Ph: 9489 2757

In the News at Lifeline H2H!

  Interested in what’s been happening at Lifeline H2H in recent months? To read all our news – from Book Fair star attractions to ground-breaking new local mental health services, (on which, more information here) –

Accidental Counsellor Training

  Lifeline H2H’s next ‘Accidental Counsellor’ workshop will be taking place at our Gordon offices on Tuesday morning, September 19, (9am – 1pm). ‘Accidental Counsellor’ is a 4-hour workshop which focuses on the core skills necessary

Wahroonga Book Fair Winning Auction Bids

  Our Giant Book Fair Silent Auctions are steadily growing in popularity. The July 13-16 Wahroonga Book Fair’s Silent Auction netted a good crop of bids, details of which are here for our book fair followers

Welcome back Holland America Line!

It’s great to have Holland America Line on board again as a major prize sponsor of this year’s Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Sapphire Gala Ball. Thank you Holland America Line for your generous support. This year’s Sapphire Gala Ball

Being Mums

Starting early August, Lifeline will be running a group for mothers, with babies up to 1 year old, who feel stressed at times and find it hard to cope. The group will create space for mothers

Forthcoming DV-alert and DV-aware training

On Wednesday and Thursday 23rd-24th August, Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury will be running its DV-alert* training (Domestic Violence Response Training) at its Park Street, Gordon centre, (8.45am-4.30pm each day). Click here for further information including course details,

New safeTALK session announced for 27 July 2017

We will be holding a session of safeTALK on Thursday 27 July 2017 at Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury (4 Park Avenue, Gordon). safeTALK is a half-day presentation to increase suicide alertness. Participants learn how to recognise when

We’ve been shortlisted … vote for us NOW!

Here at Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury, we are proud to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Social Enterprises category at this year’s 2017 Better Business Awards! We have achieved in the following five areas:

It’s National Volunteer Week This Week!

It’s Volunteer Week this week, and Lifeline is celebrating a milestone! Over 10,000 Telephone Crisis Supporters have volunteered their time to Lifeline centres all over Australia over the past five years. So here at Lifeline Harbour

Record-breaking Book Fair for Thornleigh!

Congratulations to all concerned on a wonderful record-breaking Thornleigh Giant Book Fair this weekend just passed. With sales up by over 10% from last year, this was Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury biggest-ever Thornleigh book fair. Commented

Official Bobbo Photos Now Uploaded!

See the full gallery of more than 350 wonderful Bobbin Head Cycle Classic 2017 photographs here at the online gallery of official event photographer, Jason Kirk Photography. Amazing photographs of a simply wonderful day. Enjoy!

Oh what a Bobbo it was!

Congratulations to everyone who participated – as a rider, supporter, Rotary representative or volunteer – in the Bobbin Head Cycle Classic on Sunday. A huge thank you to you all for making our 2017 event another

New DV-alert 2-day Training Workshop

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury will be conducting a 2-day DV-alert domestic and family violence response training workshop at Christie Conference Centre, 100 Walker Street, North Sydney on the 1st and 2nd May, 8.45am – 4.30pm. See

Caring for someone with Hoarding Disorder?

There are still a few places left on our first-ever support group for those who are caring for someone with Hoarding Disorder. If you know someone who is living with and/or caring for someone who has

2017 Sapphire Gala Ball date announced

This year Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s Sapphire Gala Ball is growing, and we will be hosting the event at the amazing Grand Ballroom in the Westin Hotel, Sydney.  We hope to see many familiar faces and

Chatswood Book Fair Success

Despite energy-sapping heat and humidity, people flocked to last weekend’s Chatswood Giant Book Fair, and what a fantastic event it was! A great selection of near as-new books, a wonderful positive atmosphere, and lots of very

It’s on!

Starting tomorrow! The Lifeline Giant Book Fair is on at The Concourse, Chatswood, from 8 am until 5 pm tomorrow, Saturday February 4, and same times on Sunday, February 5. Bring your friends, bring your kids.

Wonderful Christmas Hamper Feedback!

What wonderful comments and expressions of gratitude were received from the many individuals and families we distributed Christmas hampers to, this Christmas past! In previous years many of our Christmas Hamper Appeal donors have inquired how

Group Programs Taking Place in 2017

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s complete calendar of Support Groups taking place in 2017 has just been released. It includes day programs for those living with diagnosed depression or bipolar; our always heavily-subscribed Hoarding Treatment program; and

Keen Cyclist Matt Kean To Ride the Bobbo

The State member for Hornsby, Matt Kean, has just registered for The Bobbo, eager to get in early to raise funds – and suicide awareness – for Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury, which is a major partner

Lindfield $2 December Book Sale

Tens of thousands of books going at $2 each,(children’s books 5 for $1!), laid out on three levels, under a leafy canopy at our Lindfield Book Depot, (now with much improved access track!). We have heaps

Hunters Hill “Special Books”

HUNTERS HILL 2016 Book “SPECIALS” This listing is to give all our Book Fair supporters equal opportunity to know in advance what ‘Special Books’ we will have at the book fair. Special books may not be

Our Lifeline H2H shops are now on Instagram!

Our Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury retail shops are now on Instagram. Instagram gives us a great way of announcing our newest and most interesting arrivals instore, and a means of celebrating the contributions of our amazing

Hunters Hill Book Fair 2016

Our next Giant Book Fair will take place at Hunters Hill Town Hall on the weekend of Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November, 8.00am – 5.00pm both days.   We’ll be bringing along over 40,000 high

Bobbin Head Cycle Classic 2017

On Sunday 26 March 2017 we are hoping to raise a record amount for Lifeline through next year’s Bobbin Head Cycle Classic event. But we won’t be able to do it without your support as a

First Ever Castle Hill Book Fair

Not long to go now to our first-ever Castle Hill book fair. Over 40,000 books, CDs, DVDs and computer games. Pristine fiction at a fraction of retail prices. Non-fiction in 40 different subject areas. Lifeline Harbour

Oh what a night it was!

What a fantastic Sapphire Gala Ball it was! Our biggest and best-ever. A sell-out, not only of tables and seats at the event, but also of our $100 diamond raffle keys. A big night, a big

New Spring Fashions At Our Lifeline H2H Shops

Lots of funky fashion and designer chic at our Pennant Hills and other North Shore Lifeline shops, all ready for you to step into spring in style. “I don’t believe anyone should pay full price for clothing!”,

Comedy for a Cause!

Comedy For A Cause presents a showcase of some of the best comedians from the Sydney and Melbourne International Comedy Festival in support of Rotary Club of St Ives. Date: Saturday September 10, 2016 Doors: 6:30pm Showtime:

Lifeline H2H Book Sales – Blog

Louise Owens from the READ ME blogsite, recently visited our Hornsby Book Depot. Louise stated during her visit, “I saw lots of lovingly cleaned stacks of Beatrix Potter books, Ladybird books, Georgette Heyer books, Agatha Christies

2016 Sapphire Gala Ball

It’s on again! A date for your diary – Saturday September 3 2016 The Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Sapphire Gala Ball, proudly sponsored by The Star, is one of the  biggest fundraising events of our year.


We need more volunteers for our shops! Business is growing. Our retail network is growing, with a fourth store opening soon. And our need for volunteers is growing. “We will particularly be needing volunteers for our

Waitara, here we come!

We are delighted to announce that in mid-April we will be opening a brand new Lifeline shop in Edgeworth David Avenue, Waitara. For more than 20 years, the site was occupied by the Edgeworth David Hardware

Thank you Chatswood!

Oh what a fair it was! Well, we did call it a Giant Book Fair, but happily our second Lifeline book fair at The Civic Pavilion, The Concourse, Chatswood, proved to be even more ‘giant’ than


ABC Commercial hosted Creating Thriving Workplaces Forum and Q&A workshop as part of Mental Health Month on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s CEO, Wendy Carver was invited to take part in the panel,

ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation raffle

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury are again proud to be a charity partner of the ASX Thompson Reuters Art Union raffle. As a charity partner Lifeline H2H has the opportunity to sell tickets in the annual raffle with the proceeds raised going to

2015 Sapphire Gala Ball

On the 29th August 2015 our annual Sapphire Gala Ball is taking place. A fabulous evening of live entertainment, great food and wine, music, dancing and inspiring stories. Plus it raises invaluable funds for our crisis

Lifeline H2H launches YouTube channel

We are delighted to announce that Lifeline H2H has officially launched our YouTube channel. Featuring 10 videos showcasing our wonderful staff, volunteers and events (and with many more to come) the channel promotes Lifeline’s vital work

Lifeline OpShop calls for more goods

Lifeline Pennant Hills store manager Sophie Honnes is calling for more donations. Picture: Adam Ward. SINCE Lifeline’s Pennant Hills store opened in September it has had a steady stream of customers and as a result is

OAM Honour for a Lifeline Volunteer

Congratulations, Lyndell ! Our very own Lyndell van Noort, Hornsby Book Fairs team category leader for cookery, was honoured with an OAM in this week’s Australia Day Awards “…for services to the community of Ku-ring-gai”. Lyndell,

Great Gala – what a ball!

On Saturday 13 September Lifeline H2H hosted our annual Sapphire Ball. The night was a huge success – lots of fun, but most importantly we raised more than $123,000 net in funding for our crisis support

New Pennant Hills Store Opening

Opening Wed, Sept 10 2014 September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day, is the date set for the opening of our brand new Lifeline retail store in Pennant Hills. Open Monday to Sunday, the new store will

Lifeline Celebrates Extraordinary Volunteers

This week marks the 25th year of National Volunteer Week and Lifeline would like to recognise the extraordinary dedication of our volunteers in agreement with the 2014 theme of ‘celebrating the power of volunteering’. “Lifeline’s suicide

Gala Ball Raises $96,000 for Lifeline H2H

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury reached a significant milestone this year, and we had a BIG celebration to mark our 45th Birthday. Our fundraising team, together with a committee of hard working volunteers, organised the outstanding Sapphire

Lifeline H2H launch new website

Welcome to the new site.  Please have a look around and let us know if there is any aspect of the work we do at Lifeline H2H that you would like to know more about. We