• World Trauma Day is on 17 October 2011, but South Africans live with trauma on a daily basis.

    South Africans suffer from the psychological and social effects of chronic stress induced by high levels of violent crime (including rape). Through reading newspapers and hearing about the stories of escalating levels of seemingly senseless violence and crime, individuals experience what is termed secondary or vicarious trauma. The high levels of corruption and harsh economic conditions further contribute to growing anger, helplessness and stress in our society.

    "In the context of the South African environment where the incidence of violent crime and its resulting trauma is prevalent, the fear of trauma being continuous, and happening again and again, is not irrational. Some South Africans live in a state of hyper-vigilance, i.e. South Africans are in continuous survival mode", said Lauren Jankelowitz, Executive Director, LifeLine Johannesburg.

    Through 42 years of


    03 November 2011

    4LifeLine Johannesburg will be running the two support groups below:

    Suicide Grief Support Group offered by LifeLine Johannesburg

    Have you lost a loved one to suicide?
    Are you struggling to come to terms with their death?
    Do you feel that you would benefit from talking to others who have also lost a loved one to suicide?

    If you feel that this is the support you need to assist you to in your mourning process, then please call Lorraine or Pauline at LifeLine Johannesburg on 011 728-1331.

    New Beginnings Support Group offered by LifeLine Johannesburg

    This support group is for you if:

    • you have recently experienced a divorce or separation from your partner or family;
    • you want emotional support;
    • you don't know 'how to live' without the family you have lost;
    • you want to explore your 'new world'.

    Starting date: Thursday, 26 January 2012


    Date: Saturday, 27 August 2011
    Time: 07h45 for 08h00 - 09h00 (only one hour of your time!)
    Entry fee: R60.00 per person
    (includes juice and muffins afterwards)
    Venue: Orchards Primary School, Orchards Road, Orchards (safe parking available inside).

    Here is a new, fun way to get fit and an opportunity to get into summer exercise mode. In addition, you will be supporting this AdventureBoot Camp/LifeLine Johannesburg Fundraiser.

    Bring along a partner (minimum age 15 years)!


    Richard Cock (Conductor) and Lauren Jankelowitz (Executive Director, LifeLine Johannesburg) celebrate the 21st Birthday of Last Night of the Proms - to be held on Saturday 28 May at 20h00 and Sunday 29 May at 18h00, at the Linder Auditorium. (Further photographs available)


    The 2011 concert theme "Celebrating 21 years of talent" fits with the 21st Birthday of Last Night of the Proms - LifeLine Johannesburg's popular fundraising event. Join LifeLine Johannesburg as it acknowledges the success and achievements of Last Night of the Proms' soloists!

    The sponsors are Macsteel and Deloitte and the concerts are on Saturday 28 May at 20h00 and Sunday 29 May at 18h00 (an earlier performance). The venue is the Linder Auditorium in Parktown, Johannesburg and tickets are selling fast through Computicket.

    Exciting new talent at this year's Last Night of the P


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