Throughout July, Samaritans will be running its annual awareness-raising campaign, Talk to Us. The campaign aims to let people know that Samaritans volunteers are here 24/7 for anyone who is struggling to cope.
Their volunteers are always ready to listen to anyone who needs to talk. The organization was founded in the UK in 1953 and has since spread to many countries around the world.
One of the things that makes Samaritans so special is the fact that they are completely confidential. When you call or email them, you don’t have to give your name or any personal details. You can talk about anything that’s on your mind without fear of judgement or repercussions.
Another great thing about Samaritans is that they are open to everyone. They don’t discriminate based on age, gender, sexuality, or any other factor. They are here to help anyone who needs it, no matter who they are or what they’re going through.
Samaritans’ volunteers are specially trained to provide emotional support. They won’t give you advice or tell you what to do, but they will listen and help you explore your feelings. They’ll be there for you, no matter how big or small your problems may seem.
In 2021 Samaritans volunteers spent over one million hours responding to calls for help.
When life is difficult, Samaritans are here – day or night, 365 days a year. You can call them for free on 116 123, email them at email@example.com, or visit www.samaritans.org to find your nearest branch.
To show our support, BDCU will be raising awareness on social media throughout July.