Lifeline WA – Our History
Lifeline WA’s origins began with a radio show; the Nightline program on Radio 6PR, hosted by Baptist Minister Graham Mabury.
For 33 years, Graham Mabury was a light in the darkness for hundreds of thousands of radio listeners in Perth providing companionship and compassion, entertainment and encouragement for people from all walks of life.
In 1986, Graham established the Living Stone Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that provided off-air counselling support for callers to the Nightline program, as well as material aid in the form of winter blankets and Christmas food hampers and toys to those hurting or in need in the community.
In the mid 1990’s, the Foundation merged with the operations of Life In Focus, an emergency relief group operated by the Churches of Christ.
In 1994, the Foundation was accredited by Lifeline Australia to operate as a Lifeline Centre in WA (the 41st centre to begin operation in Australia).
From humble beginnings with just a couple of off-air counsellors in the 6PR building, Lifeline WA has since evolved into a 24-hour counselling and support service which reaches out to thousands of people in need.