Brew Monday – Chesterfield Station
Our Outreach team attended Chesterfield Station on Monday 16th January, the day the media refer to as Blue Monday, because the cheery effects of Christmas have worn off! Samaritans, working jointly with Network Rail, support the public with "Brew Monday" where we give away Samaritans branded tea bags and encourage people to talk over a cup of tea. The station staff keenly support the event and travellers appreciate being reminded that the Samaritans are there to listen, if they need them.
Chesterfield Christmas Lights Switch-On and Market
We are pleased to support the town’s market and the local community and our participation helps to maintain awareness of Samaritans and the service we provide, as well as being a fundraiser!
Chesterfield Festival Of Christmas Trees
Like many other local groups we placed a tree and a display in Chesterfield Parish Church (the Crooked Spire)
Collection Following Sarah Millican Show - Sheffield
Here’s our merry band of volunteers who collected following the recent Sarah Millican show in Sheffield. The comedian is a committed supporter of Samaritans and allowed bucket collections following all the shows in her recent 18 month tour. Our Chesterfield branch was well represented at the Sheffield show and collected over £700.
Chesterfield Medieval Market
Chesterfield Samaritans were proud to have a stall at this year’s medieval market. The market is a fun day out for townsfolk and the stall, organised by our shop, helps to make the public aware of our branch and is also a good fundraiser!
The Pride festival’s been running in Chesterfield since 2015 and this year’s was the biggest yet. It was a warm day and more than 5,000 people went along. Chesterfield Samaritans have always been keen to support the event and we were there, spreading the word, as we have done for many years.
Looking After Yourself
Many of us have faced difficult circumstances over the past 2 years. There are some tips and resources to help you look after your wellbeing here. If you're worried about someone else, we've got some tips to help you reach out here.
Support For Schools - 2 Videos
You can watch a mini animated clip here about the importance of talking, listening and reaching out. (40 secs)
There’s a video for older students here, on managing feelings and who you might talk to. (7 minutes)
Support for the Frontline
'Our Frontline' is Samaritans' round-the-clock one-to-one support service for health, care, emergency and key workers and can be accessed here
Self Help for All
There’s a self-help App here to help you keep track of how you're feeling, and help you to help yourself.