The Samaritans exist because our founder, Chad Varah, realised that people going through crisis often had no-one they could talk to in total confidence or discuss issues that they found emotional or disturbing. An important part of this work is making people aware of who we are and what we do. Hopefully by raising awareness of our presence in the community those who need us will feel able to call. It is also a way of making potential volunteers aware of our work and what it is like to be on the end of the phone.
We have experience in talking to a wide range of groups and we will customise the content of the talk to suit the audience. If your Company, group, school, club or society would like an experienced Samaritan to make a presentation to your members, we would be pleased to organise this with you. Just email us but note that this address is for queries only - not for emotional support.