NRMA Insurance, RACV make Lifeline donation

NRMA Insurance, RACV make Lifeline donation | Insurance Business Australia

NRMA Insurance, RACV make Lifeline donation

IAG units NRMA Insurance and RACV (Royal Automobile Club of Victoria) have made a joint $2 million donation to Lifeline Australia – empowering the suicide prevention service to provide, among other things, more than 8,000 tele-health counselling sessions for people in communities impacted by drought, bushfire, flood, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funding will also go towards offering e-learning accidental counsellor training for up to 3,000 people as well as distributing thousands of tool-kits and resources within affected regions.

“COVID-19 restrictions have meant the ability to provide tele-health services is more important than ever,” noted Lifeline Australia chief executive Colin Seery.

“We are extremely grateful for this support from NRMA Insurance and RACV which will enable us to pivot our on-the-ground services to tele-health delivery so our counsellors can continue to connect with their communities and offer vital mental health support.”

NRMA Insurance CEO Mark Milliner said they are “proud to partner with RACV to donate $2 million to help Lifeline expand its important work.” Similarly, RACV managing director and chief executive Neil Taylor hopes the new partnership will be instrumental in making a meaningful difference to those at risk of negative mental health outcomes.