26 May 24-Hour Online ‘Lifeline Breathing Room’ Launches
Lifeline Northern Beaches and Making Meditation Mainstream Bring to Life Global Event
Due to COVID-19, Lifeline Australia’s calls have increased 25%, with the organisation now receiving 3,000 calls a day. That’s one every 30 seconds. In response to this rise in stress, anxiety and unease around the world, Lifeline Northern Beaches have partnered with meditation leaders, Making Meditation Mainstream to host a 24 hour live breathing room with a guided meditation that is easily accessible and available to everyone.
Launching this Sunday 31st May 2020, The Lifeline Breathing Room is a unique online meditation space that will be hosted by a series of meditation leaders for a 24 hours period, from 6.30am AEST, with a new session starting every 30 minutes (on the half hour).
Behind this initiative are two Northern Beaches local organisations wanting to make a positive impact on the mental wellbeing of Australians during these testing times. The free community meditation event is available nationwide, with founder of Making Meditation Mainstream, Jason Partington saying, “Meditation is such a powerful way to support mental health, and we believe it should be accessible to all. The Lifeline Breathing Room is an extension of our existing relationship with Lifeline Northern Beaches – it’s our way of supporting our local and global communities, and helping people connect in a time many are isolated.”
The Lifeline Breathing Room is free of charge and will be livestreamed via Facebook and LinkedIn. It will see over 50 meditation leaders donate their time to the initiative.
“We were delighted when Making Meditation Mainstream came to us with this idea. Jason and his team are doing a great job of making meditation more accessible to the general community – they’re showing that it’s really something anyone can get involved with to help support good mental health. It’s an incredible show of generosity and solidarity that so many people are giving their time to make The Lifeline Breathing Room possible,” said Lifeline Northern Beaches CEO, David Thomas.
Jason Partington added, “We are encouraging people to give whatever spare change they can to Lifeline Northern Beaches. We see the difference they make in our immediate community and kno they’re overwhelmed by demand.”