Come and ‘talk to us’

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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. sa­mar­i­­ToUs

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