York Samaritans to be there for anyone struggling or feeling lonely this Christmas
Christmas will be a tough time for some even without a global pandemic to deal with, as our latest research reveals that being separated from family and loved ones over the Christmas period is one of the biggest concerns facing callers.
New research with over 1,400 of the charity’s volunteers found around a quarter who took part in the survey have spoken to people who were feeling concerned about their wellbeing over Christmas and the winter period, over the past three months.
Diana Gibbon, Director for the York branch shared why it’s so important to make sure there’s someone there to listen throughout the festive season. She said:
We know that Christmas can be difficult for many people, as it’s a time when loneliness can really hit home and that this might be heightened this year. Regardless of what happens with Covid restrictions, we want people to know that confidential support is available 24/7, and that we are there for everyone this Christmas.
Last Christmas Samaritans, responded to over a quarter of a million calls for help, and over 10,000 of those calls came on Christmas Day alone.
Please help York Samaritans to be there for those who need emotional support this Christmas by making a donation online.
As little as £5 will help York Samaritans answer a call for help from somebody struggling this Christmas.