Give the gift of listening this Christmas and save a life
11,000 listening volunteers will give up their time to answer calls for help this Christmas. Without them, it would be a colder and lonelier place for so many people. During the winter months, Samaritans responds to more calls for help from people feeling isolated and lonely than at any other time of the year and this figure is highest in December.
People can feel lonely and isolated all year round, however, Samaritans sees a real peak in people talking about these feelings over the three days from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day. And on Christmas Day, 1 in 3 calls are from people who feel lonely and isolated, compared to other times of year when this is usually 1 in 5.
1 in 3 calls to Samaritans on Christmas Day are from people like Helen, who feel lonely and isolated. This could be the most important gift you give this year.
"I will never forget what that Samaritan did for me on that day. They gave me the biggest gift possible – the gift of life."
#GiveTheGift of listening by making and giving vouchers to your loved ones for your time. Share them, email them or download and print them!