Last year alone, Samaritans received over 5.3 million calls for help. More than 20, 000 volunteers mean that at any given, Samaritans is there for people who are struggling to cope. Volunteers don’t lecture or give advice - they give people the time and space they need to talk.
Samaritans’ Branch Director, Phil Borrows, said: “Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 and of young people aged 20 – 34. Yet people still wait until they have reached crisis point before talking to us.
“You don’t need to be suicidal to talk to us and we know that given the time and space to talk, you will find it easier to see past your problems.
“You can call us, email us or visit us in branch. No matter what, we’re in your corner and you can tell us anything, it will always stay between us.
Phil continued: “To offer the best possible service we need more people to come forward and volunteer with us. You will be helped every step of the way with training and support. Our next information evening is on Wednesday 20th July, 7.30pm at Read House, Boden St, Macclesfield SK11 6LL.”
David Rutley MP said:
“I am most grateful for all the invaluable work that Samaritans do to help those who are struggling in our community. Those who feel that they would like to contribute in a similar way should get in touch with Samaritans to find out more. The work Samaritans do quite literally saves lives – they are an great example of selfless service to others.”
You don’t have to be suicidal to talk to Samaritans. Whatever you’re going through, call us free any time from any phone on 116 123 (this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.samaritans.org/macclesfield to find the opening hours of the Macclesfield Branch.