Samaritans' comment on the death of Chris Hardman (aka Lil' Chris)

Fiona Malcom, Samaritans’ Deputy Chief Executive, said:

“We are saddened to hear of the death of Chris Hardman (aka Lil’ Chris) and our thoughts go out to his loved ones.

“If anyone has been affected by this news, or is struggling to cope, we would like to let people know that Samaritans is here for them if they need to talk.

“Samaritans is here round the clock, every single day of the year, to listen and offer confidential support when things are getting to you, by phone on 116 123, email or find the details of your local branch.”

This may well impact a young audience and we would like to remind the media to be mindful of reporting on this death responsibly and to refer to Samaritans’ Media Guidelines and include Samaritans’ helpline contact details in any coverage of this news to offer support to anyone who may be affected.