Here to help, day and night

These are difficult times for both employers and employees.

Coronavirus is having a huge impact on people’s lives, with many people facing job insecurity or unemployment.

Rates of suicide increase with higher levels of economic deprivation, with people who are unemployed two to three times more likely to die by suicide than those in employment.

We want you to know that the volunteers at Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Samaritans continue to be here, to offer support day or night, for anyone who may need us. We listen, we won’t judge or tell you what to do.

We can be contacted by freephone 116123 or by emailing jo@samaritans.org

Our branch at Edward Street, Blackpool will soon be able to offer webchat.

Talking about how you’re feeling can help put things into perspective and help a person feel more positive about the future.

But we also need your help, too. Due to pandemic restrictions, our shop has had to close and conventional fund-raising activities have ceased for the time being.

As a business, you can support our work through our ‘Pay for a Day’ campaign, sponsoring the branch for a day or longer for just £147.

As well as helping a worthwhile cause, you’ll also get a certificate you can display. If there is a date of significance to you we could look to include this as ‘your’ day, promoted via our official social media channels, with photo opportunities available where possible either on site or at a chosen location.

We are always interested in hearing from potential volunteers, too.

Our branch was established in 1978, please help us continue our vital service.

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