Lifeline, a leading provider of suicide prevention and support services, is proud to announce the opening of its new Northern Rivers warehouse and Lifeline shop in Goonellabah NSW. The store will showcase antiques, vintage, quirky and collectible goods, quality furniture and homewares, offering a unique shopping experience for customers while supporting vital suicide prevention services in the local community.

Opening its doors to the public on 7 days a week, the Lifeline Shop in Goonellabah will provide customers with the opportunity to browse and purchase a diverse selection of affordable pre-loved goods. Proceeds from sales at the store will directly fund Lifeline's local suicide prevention initiatives and crisis support in the Northern NSW region.

Ruth Marshall, Area Manager, commented that this was a milestone moment post-floods to have a warehouse to service the Northern NSW shops once again, stating, "The warehouse provides an easy central and convenient point for the drop-off of donations 7 days a week, which we will then distribute to Lifelineshops across the region”.

“With the rising cost of living, Lifeline is excited to offer another option for used furniture and pre-loved goods, complementing the recently expanded shop in Magellan St, Lismore, as well as retail outlets in Casino, Ballina and Byron Bay. By shopping at Lifeline, customers not only gain access to quality products at great prices but also contribute to life-saving services in their community”.

Ms Marshall highlighted the importance of community support in meeting the growing demand for Lifeline's services, encouraging individuals to also consider volunteering at any of new Goonellabah warehouse or one of the five shops in the region. "Volunteering is a meaningful way to give back and support Lifeline's mission," said Ms Marshall. "Whether it’s assisting customers, organising displays, or working in the warehouse sorting donations and driving trucks, every contribution makes a difference in saving lives."

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With the Goonellabah store marking Lifeline's fifth op shop in the Northern NSW region, the organisation continues to expand its reach and impact in the community. Residents are encouraged to visit any Lifeline Shop to shop, donate, or volunteer, knowing that their involvement supports the provision of Lifeline’s crisis support telephone, SMS and webchat services.

For those interested in visiting the Goonellabah shop, it is located at 29 Lancaster Drive Goonellabah, and is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Donations and volunteering inquiries can be made in-store or by calling 1300 152 854. Additionally, a furniture pick-up service is available by calling 6621 8516.

As suicide remains a significant public health concern, Lifeline remains committed to providing support and hope to those in need. Nine Australians die every day by suicide and more than 65,000 Australians make a suicide attempt each year.