Colchester Samaritans' branch director, Gaynor Bell, spoke with the Colchester Gazette about our work in the branch, keeping our phone lines going, and the new NHS line that has been launched.
"We'll be there for those who need us through these tough times." ...words from Gaynor Bell, the direcror of the Colchester branch of Samaritans, who's volunteers are continuing to man the phones throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
Despite having to stop face-to-face support, outreach initiatives and fudraising acivities, the Colchester branch of Samaritans is continuing to offer phone line support in exactly the same way as before. And the service has even been extended to NHS staff by offering them a dedicated line on 0300 131 7000.