Samaritans – Talk to Us
15 Jul 2020 | Anne Marie Fogarty
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Although Covid-19 has dampened many events this year, the Samaritans Talk to Us campaign will go ahead and encourage thousands of people to come forward, call them, and seek support for their mental health.
If you need someone to talk to, don’t suffer in silence, give them a call, in complete confidence, on 116 or 123, free of charge, 24/7 service available.
Whatever you feel, the Samaritans are there to offer support
The Samaritans are a registered charity providing support to individuals with emotional stress, mental health issues, or those struggling to cope. The support is offered through a telephone service with branches throughout the UK and Ireland.
Key facts from 2018
- Total number of suicides in the UK
- 6,507 suicides in the UK
- There was a marked increase in suicide in the UK, rising by 10.9% in 2018
- Men are three times as likely to die by suicide than women
- The highest rates are among males in the age range of 45-49
- Every six seconds, the Samaritans answer a call for help
- They listen without judgement
- 24/7 service
- They are there for you in the moment of crisis, but also taking action to prevent the crisis.
- They provide coping tools for callers and promote connections between people that can save lives.
- In communities, prisons, schools, hospitals and all over the country the Samaritans support those working through their challenges.
- Every life lost to suicide is a tragic loss, and the vision of the Samaritans is to prevent that loss and saves lives.
How does Samaritans ‘Self-Help’ work?
The Samaritans have launched a self-help app. The App features useful techniques and trackers to support you with your mental health. Within the App are helpful features such as:
Track your mood – here you can record or track how you feel, your feelings, and get suggestions that might help you.
Safety Plan – here you are encouraged to make your plan about how you would help yourself in a crisis situation.
Techniques – try different coping methods.
Keep track– here you can track what helps you feel better.
If like us, you want to help people at their lowest ebb, connect today and find out how you can volunteer or support the Talk to Us campaign.
Support the Campaign – Find out what your local branch is doing during Talk To Us.