Our branch plays an active role in the local community; reaching out to those who need us so that people know who we are and what we do and how to contact us. Our outreach activity also helps us to generate much-needed funds and to recruit new volunteers.
Events in the Community
No events are currently scheduled at the moment.
Our Prison Team trains prisoners at HMP Foston Hall and HMP Sudbury to become Listeners, so that they can offer peer support to fellow prisoners to help reduce the risk of suicide and self-harm. Our volunteers meet regularly with the Prison Listeners so they can offload and discuss any concerns, and provide them with the support they need to provide their valuable service.
Find out more about our award-winning Listener Scheme.
Local businesses, schools and colleges, community groups and events
We work with local employers, schools, colleges and Derby University, and community groups running talks and presentations on the importance of emotional health and wellbeing, the support that Samaritans provides, and information about how to get involved as a volunteer or a fundraiser with our branch.
We also support local events with our volunteers on hand to provide information about Samaritans and our branch.
If you work for an organisation, school or run a group and would like us to come and talk to your employees or students or members, or have an event coming up where we might be able to have a stand (once Covid restrictions allow this), please email us at [email protected].
Samaritans has a formal partnership with Network Rail with the aim of preventing rail suicides and supporting those affected by them. If you travel by train, you’ll have seen Samaritans posters at stations locally and nationwide.
This partnership includes supporting local railway stations, and here at Derby, our volunteers directly support Derby station, offering Samaritans awareness sessions, responding to incidents and offering a regular presence at the station to raise awareness among the general public. Do come and say hello if you see us there!
Samaritans of Derby and District, a charity registered in England (1174130). Samaritans of Derby and District is a recognised branch of Samaritans.