"Shortest Day, Longest Night"
Join us at "The Height" in Ennis on Thursday , December 21st between 6.00 - 9.00 pm as we remember all those who died or were affected by suicide in 2017
Come and say "Hello" at Willie Clancy on July 2nd in Miltown Malbay.
€1,100 donated to Clare Samaritans by Mixed Bag United
The tenth annual Iniscealtra Community competition organised by Mixed Bag United was part of the Mounshannon Arts Festival. All proceeds went to charity, and a total of €1100 was raised for Ennis and Clare Samaritans . We are very grateful for such a generous contribution of much needed funds in support of the service. Sincere thanks to all those who organised and participated in this competition. For more information go to Mixed Bag United
National Volunteer and Celebration Awards
Congratulations to our volunteers Mary 6, Theresa 2, Richard 4 , Frances 1 and our GAA Partnership volunteers on their nominations for National Volunteer and Celebration Awards .
Congratulations to our New Volunteers on completion of Initial Training
Ennistymon , May 2nd
Clare Garden Festival - April 30th
Ennis SAMARITANS ANSWER 40,995 CALLS FOR HELP IN THE LAST YEAR
-Demand for Samaritans service highest during loneliest hours-
Ennis Samaritans answered 40,995 calls for help in the last 12 months, with most of these calls received out of hours when other support is not available. These call details were released in the 2015-2016 Impact Report covering Samaritans’ work in Ireland, which was launched this week.
According to the report, over 639,652 calls for help were answered by Samaritans volunteers across Ireland in the last year. More than one in three calls to Samaritans’ national helpline were received between 6pm and 12am and 63% of all calls to the service are made between 6pm and 6am.
Claire Cremin, Director of Ennis & Clare branch, said:
“We know that people don’t just struggle to cope between the hours of 9 to 5. The statistics released in our Impact Report 2015-2016 show many calls come through to the service throughout the evening and early morning hours, a time that can be lonely and isolating for those experiencing feelings of distress. Samaritans are the only organisation whose volunteers are available round the clock, providing a beacon of light to those struggling during the loneliest hours.”