Come and ‘talk to us’
VOLUNTEERS for the Samaritans charity will be raising awareness at events in the borough over the next few weeks.
They will be in Ruislip High Street on Friday and in Harefield on August 22, then in Eascote High Street on September 26.
The idea of the ‘Talk To Us’ campaign is to make people aware they can call the Samaritans whenever something is troubling them either by phone, email, text or face-to-face.
Donna Harris, director of Hillingdon Samaritans, said: “Most people struggle at some point or feel overwhelmed. 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, and are trained to help you work through your problems.
“Many people often think they have to be suicidal to talk to the 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 lifechanging 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.”
Find out more at www. samaritans.org/TalkToUs