Reaching out to the Tyneside Communities

http://www.samaritans.org/branches/samaritans-tyneside/reaching-out-tyneside-communitiesSamaritans of Tyneside, also known as Newcastle Samaritans, is committed to working to make sure that everyone in our local Community is aware of what we do and how we may be able to offer support when it is needed.  We are keen to work in the communities of Newcastle, Gateshead and south-west Northumberland.

Schools

We offer a range of talks, workshops and activities designed for school students. We mainly target young people in the 14-16 age range, though we can adapt our material for older or younger students. Activities include short introductory talks (which could be delivered in a school assembly), workshops suitable for a standard class, and longer talks which can be delivered to a whole year group. We also offer training for teaching staff on dealing with emotional awareness.  This is a developing area of our work so please do contact us if you want to find out more by email: newcastle@samaritans.org or by phone to leave a message on 0191 281 3251

Universities

We work with both Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, sharing support and some training with Nightlines at both sites. We are keen to develop this work further so please do contact us for more information by email: newcastle@samaritans.org or by phone to leave a message on 0191 281 3251

Talks

We are also available for talks to local community groups, clubs and workplaces about the work that we do. Talks usually last for about 45 minutes, but we can adapt to your needs. If you run a local group, why not invite us along to talk about our work, about volunteering with us and about our fund-raising activities. Contact us by email: newcastle@samaritans.org or by phone to leave a message on 0191 281 3251

Training in the Workplace

We have a range of training materials looking at listening and support skills in the workplace.  If you would like to discuss the various options available please do contact us to arrange for a meeting to talk about the various options available by email: newcastle@samaritans.org or by phone to leave a message on 0191 281 3251

Health Service

We support various aspects of the NHS, including the mental health services, but we are also very keen to develop this area of work. Please do get in touch with us to talk about possible areas of mutual support.  email: newcastle@samaritans.org or by phone to leave a message on 0191 281 3251

Events

We regularly appear at local community events in order to make ourselves more visible and to remind people who we are and what we do! These events include the Newcastle Green Festival and the Newcastle Mela as well as events in the MetroCentre and Eldon Square.  Samaritans are also well represented at the Great North Run with both runners and supporters