Debt is peo­ple’s big­gest worry this year

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

SA­MAR­I­TANS want the dis­tressed to call them as a sur­vey con­firmed that the top worry this year has been debt and money.

Ash­ford and Ten­ter­den Sa­mar­i­tans say that more than half the pop­u­la­tion in the South East, 53 per cent, are con­cerned about this is­sue as the re­ces­sion con­tin­ues.

The same sur­vey says that 25 per cent have de­scribed 2009 as a bad year or their worst ever and also high on the list of fears is job se­cu­rity.

Au­drey Wat­son, di­rec­tor of Ash­ford Sa­mar­i­tans, said: “If peo­ple don’t talk about their prob­lems they can build over time and spi­ral into more seri- ous emo­tional dis­tress.

“Shar­ing your trou­bles can be a huge re­lief and is of­ten the first step to find­ing a way of cop­ing with the chal­lenges that life throws at all of us.

“Sa­mar­i­tans’ trained vol­un­teers are avail­able 24/7.”

To con­tact the Sa­mar­i­tans call 01233 610000.

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