Samaritans online information session

Every seven seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help.  They are there day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

Established in Ireland in 1962, there are now 21 Samaritans branches across the country, with more than 2,000 active volunteers. Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, they’re taking action to prevent the crisis.

Samaritans give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And they encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives. Samaritans offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.

On Friday 11th December at 12pm, Anne Corcoran and Julie Aiken who work with Samaritans in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland will participate in an online information session about the important work of the organisation. In the lead up to Christmas when Covid19 restrictions are having such a significant impact on individuals’ wellbeing, why not attend this short event and learn about Samaritans and how they can support your work.

There will also be a short input on the new Church of Ireland Mental Health Initiative and an opportunity to ask questions.

Further details about how to register can be found online in the Training & Events section of the Safeguarding website, here. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.