As an organisation that does not have crisis service or able to answer calls 24/7 we rely on Samaritans to pick up the phone around the clock. We recognise that if you are having a difficult time or if you’re worried about someone else, being able to talk in that moment of crisis is important.
If you feel like joining it is not too late. You can join now up until 16th July!
“This July, run, jog or walk 26.2 miles, whenever and wherever you like.
You don’t need to be a marathon runner to take part in Samarathon. Take on 26.2 miles in your own time and pace to help Samaritans save lives.”
Here at Talk In The Bay we are taking part because:
“Before I trained a therapist, I volunteered for the Samaritans for 4 years. Skills I learned there continue to benefit my practice today and I saw first hand the consistent, dedicated support of volunteers who are there 365 days a year giving patience and understanding at the most difficult times.”
“The reason for taking part is two fold:
- To get me moving more through lockdown.
- My Auntie who passed away about 5 years ago volunteered for them for over 30 years after they helped her through a difficult time so in her memory.”
“A huge thank-you Samaritans for being there night and day in times of need!”
“To thank Samaritans for putting my mind at rest knowing that dedicated people are there every hour of the day. Giving their time to save lives! It is also to say mentally and physically well.”
“I have the utmost respect and admiration for the incredible work the Samaritan’s undertake”
If you would like to view our fundraising page you can do so here.
Through Samaritans you can talk to someone on the phone, by email or by writing a letter. They also have a self-help app. If you’re having a difficult time and/or want to kill yourself, if you’re worried about someone else and/or you think it’s an emergency, if you’re supporting someone with suicidal thoughts Samaritans are there to provide information via their website or by directly talking to you. All you need to do is get in touch!
Samaritans also provide support in health and care settings, workplaces, schools, prisons and the military and armed forces community.
Thank you, Samaritans!