An important part of Samaritans’ work is to reach out to people in the wider community and work with other organisations to raise awareness of what we do and offer support to as many people as we can.
Every other Friday evening we provide emotional support in Oxford city centre via an initiative called Feet on the Street. This proactive approach to our listening offers an opportunity for anyone to express what’s on their mind, no matter how difficult or troubling, in an informal way and in confidence.
Our Schools Outreach Team regularly give talks and presentations to schools, colleges and young people’s groups about emotional health and well-being.
Our volunteers also provide support to Bullingdon Prison, Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre and to Network Rail staff and passengers at Oxford and Didcot Parkway stations.
All of the above are optional activities that many of our listening volunteers choose to do in addition to their regular shifts. Full training and support for all these is provided.
Are you a member of a community group who would be interested in receiving a talk or support from Samaritans?
Over the past year we’ve given outreach talks to a variety of audiences including Rotary Clubs, University of the Third Age, Women’s Institutes, sports clubs, the farming community, hospital staff, Network Rail staff, and visited a number of local firms and businesses.
If you’d like to arrange a talk, presentation, training, or support for your workplace/community, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org