This event is run by Psychology Society
A talk led by educators from Samaritans Mental Health Charity who offer mental health services to those in need. They also offer a 6 week training course for those who are interested in helping others or gaining experience. As this is a much sought after event, we ask that you sign up to the talk through the link below!
Who are Samaritans?
Samaritans is a mental health charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, often through its telephone helpline.
During 2021, around 22,000 people volunteered their time for Samaritans.
- Almost 20,000 trained listening volunteers responded to calls for help.
- Around 2,500 volunteers supported the running of more than 200 branches and locations across the UK and Ireland.
- Over 1,300 people in prison volunteered as trained Listeners.
Their vision is that fewer people die by suicide. To achieve this, Samaritans has a crucial role to play in:
- Reducing the risk factors that make some people more likely to take their own lives.
- Ensuring that people who are at increased risk of suicide are supported.
- Making it less likely that people who do experience suicidal thoughts act on them.
- Reducing the likelihood that people will develop suicidal thoughts.
Samaritans website: https://www.samaritans.org/