Local Community support around Salisbury

The Samaritans vision is for a society where fewer people die by suicide through sharing feelings of emotional distress openly without the fear of being judged.

This is why it is the aim of Samaritans to make emotional health a mainstream issue.

One of the ways in which Salisbury Samaritans supports this vision is by going out into the community and visiting organisations, groups and schools to talk about what we do and to encourage people to think about, understand and maintain their own emotional health.  

In this way we meet a very wide range of people of all ages who then know about our approach and where and how to find us if they should need us.

Reaching out into the community

We have a trained and dedicated team of volunteers from our branch who take our work out into the community by:

  • Offering talks to a variety of organisations, be they voluntary, pastoral, corporate, schools and colleges, about what we do and how we provide support.  Our talks and workshops can be tailored to suit specific needs such as the development of listening skills.  

  • Being present at local community events to raise awareness of our services and to undertake fundraising activities

  • Providing training to other organisations and agencies about emotional health and listening and communications skills

  • Distributing printed materials, such as leaflets, posters and bookmarks, to appropriate locations

If you would like to arrange a talk or would like to know more, including our work with schools, then contact us on 01722 330672 where one of the Samaritans on duty will arrange for you to be contacted by our Outreach co-ordinator.

All members of our team hold enhanced CRB clearance.

Our Outreach programme actively seeks to reach out to the wider community in such areas as:

  • Hospitals

  • GP Workshops

  • Prisons

  • Schools and Colleges

  • Workplaces