Welcome to the London and District Distress Centre & Senior's HelpLine!
Are you feeling worried, sad, scared, overwhelmed or in crisis?
Distress Line 519-667-6711
Crisis Response Line 519-433-2023
Senior's HelpLine 519-667-6600
Facing a difficult decision? Having trouble in a relationship? Feeling stressed? Are you worried about a friend or family member? Are you in trouble? Need some help?
Our caring, friendly, highly trained volunteers are available to provide telephone support and problem solving skills 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Don't miss the London and District Distress Centre's 45th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING! Thursday September 19th at 6:30pm, at Goodwill Industries - 255 Horton Street.
DayBreak 2013 - "Mental Health in the Workplace: Everybody's Business"
October 10th, 2013 - Tickets on sale NOW!
visit www.londondaybreak.ca for more information!
LDDC Awarded Willy Van Klooster Nonprofit Governance Scholarship
The LDDC is honoured to be named the winner of this year's Willy Van Klooster Nonprofit Governance Scholarship. This award is given annually by Pillar Nonprofit Network to honour Willy's exemplary leadership in board governance as the founding and long-serving chair of their organization. For more on the scholarship, visit: http://www.pillarnonprofit.ca/news_and_events/willy_van_klooster_nonprofit_governance_scholarship
Thank you Green Shield Canada Community Giving Program!
London & District Distress Centre Executive Director Cheryl Legate and Community Development Coordinator Sarah Lagrove are SO EXCITED to accept a donation from the Green Shield Canada Community Giving Program. The funds will be used to provide ASIST training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) to new call volunteers!
Thanks everyone for another great Diva Day! See you again on April 13th 2014.
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The London and District Distress Centre is a community-based agency that provides individuals in need with short-term empathetic listening and confidential telephone support, operated 24 hours a day by highly trained and caring volunteers.
A healthy community through caring and connection
The London and District Distress Centre provides a warm, listening ear for callers who are worried, sad, scared or overwhelmed.
The London and District Distress Centre’s highly trained volunteers provide telephone support, resources and problem solving skills.
The London and District Distress Centre is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The service is confidential and non-judgemental.
DID YOU KNOW THAT IN 2012 . . . . .
- 22,565 calls were responded by 137 Call Volunteers
- 1127 suicide relatedcalls received
- 12,070 hours of phone coverage
- 18% were new callers
- 28% were occasional callers
- 54% were repeat callers
- 71% of Callers were seeking support
- 18% were seeking information and resources
- 11% were in Distress
Age 0 – 15 0.1 %
Age 16 – 24 8.6 %
Age 25 – 44 40.5 %
Age 45 – 65 42.1 %
Age 65+ 8.7 %