SAMaritansChristmas is a happy, family time for millions of people across the country. However, for many who may already be feeling vulnerable, it can be a very stressful and difficult time. Sometimes, all that person needs is for someone to listen.

That’s why, for the past 60 years, Samaritans have made themselves available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even over the Christmas period. There’s always someone at the end of a phone line or an email if you need someone to talk to in confidence.

Stephen Hoddell, Chair of Samaritans, says on their website: “Every six seconds, somebody contacts us. Ten times a minute, we can help someone turn their life around.

“That’s a privilege, and a huge responsibility.”

To contact the Samaritans, call 08457 90 90 90 or email (NB for an immediate response, it is better to call)

If you want to support the amazing, essential work that over 20,000 Samaritans volunteers do every day of the year, consider a donation to the charity which receives very little government funding.



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