News: United Kingdom

Friday 21st July 2017

Crop, look and listen: hairdressers help Samaritans highlight the life-saving power of listening

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Samaritans is calling on hairdressers and barbers across the UK to help let people know that...

Friday 30th June 2017

15,000 rail staff trained by Samaritans in suicide prevention

Samaritans has trained 15,000 rail and British Transport Police staff in suicide prevention skills

Around 1 in 6 rail staff is now trained to prevent people taking their lives on the railway, as...

Friday 16th June 2017

Samaritans volunteers given MBEs in Queen’s birthday honours

Samaritans volunteer Stella Hayes MBE

Two Samaritans volunteers have been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. Their...

Friday 9th June 2017

Suicide can’t wait, Samaritans tells Downing St

Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland speaking at a 2017 Parliamentary reception

Samaritans is calling on the next government to make suicide prevention a top priority, and to...

Friday 9th June 2017

Samaritans works with Hollyoaks on Scott Drinkwell’s storyline

Ross Adams plays Hollyoaks’ Scott Drinkwell

Samaritans has been working with the cast and crew of Channel 4’s Hollyoaks on a plotline where...