LIFELINE South East has been lauded for its innovative and pioneering programs to reduce the number of suicides in the community and within the Mount Gambier Prison population.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Lifeline Australia chief executive officer Pete Shmigel calls on people to start a conversation with the organisation's South East chief executive officer Eve Barratt.  Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Lifeline Australia chief executive officer Pete Shmigel calls on people to start a conversation with the organisation's South East chief executive officer Eve Barratt. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

LIFELINE South East has been lauded for its innovative and pioneering programs to reduce the number of suicides in the community and within the Mount Gambier Prison population.

Lifeline Australia chief executive officer Pete Shmigel visited Lifeline's Mount Gambier-based headquarters this month to mingle with staff, volunteers and learn first-hand about the programs being rolled out.

"This centre in Mount Gambier runs some very unique programs, which are unique for Lifeline," Mr Shmigel said.

"The prison program is the only one run by Lifeline in Australia."

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