Back in 2013 we were desperately searching for somewhere to train our volunteers. The Coventry based Builders Merchants Federation came to our aid and have been supporting us ever since.
Each of our new volunteers attends at least 42 hours of formal training. All of our volunteers, however long they have been with us, undertakes regular refresher training to ensure that we keep our skills up to date.
The Builders Merchants Federation generously allows us to use their premises and equipment completely free of charge for this purpose. As we use the building on at least 50 occasions a year, this represents a very considerable financial saving to us and greatly enhances the range and quality of training we can provide.
You can read more about our partnership with the BMF in their quarterly magazine One Voice - please scroll through to page 14.
At a time when mental health awareness is increasing, the BMF is still proud to support the Samaritans by allowing them to continue using the BMF’s meeting facilities
John Newcomb, Chief Executive Officer, Builders Merchants Federation