New Chair of Samaritans Cymru Board

Samaritans Cymru is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Keith Lloyd as the new chair of Samaritans Cymru Board. Professor Keith Lloyd is a psychiatrist and Dean and Head of the Medical School at Swansea University.  Keith has been a member of Samaritans Cymru Board since 2012 and has worked collaboratively with Samaritans Cymru through the National Advisory Group to Welsh Government on Suicide and Self-harm prevention.

Sarah Stone, Executive Director for Wales said:

“We welcome Keith to the important post of Chair. He has been an invaluable member of Samaritans Cymru Board and we look forward to working together and drawing on his expertise in the field”

Keith has replaced Christopher Mill this April, who stepped down after holding the post for three years. On his appointment, Keith said:

“It is a great privilege to have the opportunity to help Samaritans Cymru deliver on its vision to reduce the feelings of distress and crisis that can lead to suicide”.

Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year, to listen and offer confidential support when things are getting to you. Please call 116 123 (this number is FREE and will not show up on your phone bill), email jo@samaritans.org or visit www.samaritans.org/branches to find details of the nearest branch.

Notes to Editors:

  • Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress. In Wales, Samaritans works locally and nationally to raise awareness of the service and reaches out into local communities to support people who are struggling to cope.  We seek to use our expertise and experience to improve policy and practice and are active contributors to the development and implementation of Wales Suicide and Self Harm Prevention Action Plan ‘Talk to Me 2 ’.
  • Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year, to listen and offer confidential support when things are getting to you. Please call 116 123 (this number is FREE and will not show up on your phone bill), email jo@samaritans.org, or visit www.samaritans.org to find details of the nearest branch.
  • It’s the public’s kind donations and more than 21,000 trained volunteers that mean Samaritans is always there for anyone struggling to cope. For further information, please contact Samaritans’ press office on 029 2022 2008 or wales@samaritans.org