Volunteers for Samaritans ran an awareness raising event in Frenchgate Shopping Centre last Saturday to encourage people to reach out for support if they are struggling to cope.
‘Talk To Us’ aims to let people know that anyone can contact Samaritans, whoever they are, however they are feeling, and whatever life has done to them. They can talk in confidence, by phone, email, text or face to face about whatever’s troubling them.
Tim Harrington, Director of Doncaster Samaritans, said: “Everyone struggles at some point, or feels overwhelmed by what’s happening in their lives. It can feel difficult to talk, even to people you feel close to. Our volunteers are here to listen, round the clock, every day of the year, to help you work through your problems.
“Many people often think they have to be suicidal to talk to Samaritans, but this campaign is about helping more people realise that we are here for anyone who may be struggling to cope, whatever the reason . It might be a life-changing event like a relationship breakdown, redundancy or bereavement. But work, study, family, friends, finances, housing, health, sexuality and loneliness are just some of the many things you can talk to us about.”
This event was one of hundreds happening across the UK and Ireland throughout July. Find out more about Samaritans’ Talk To Us campaign and awareness-raising activities at: Talk To Us
Help spread the word about Talk to Us by following us on Twitter #TalkToUs or find Samaritans on Facebook: www.facebook.com/samaritanscharity