Samaritans

Underwater Photographer Kyle makes a Splash with Samaritans

If you think all charity shops are the same, think again - the Samaritans’ store in Sidmouth is not only a successful fund-raising outlet but it’s also a unique showcase for some of the area’s best artistic talents.

The shop, located in a former bank building, reopened from lockdown last month and within three weeks had attracted 700 paying customers, providing much-needed financial...

You’re not alone in feeling alone

The British Red Cross is reaching out to adults of all ages in Plymouth who feel lonely this Christmas.

After finding that more than 9 million people across the UK are always or often lonely the charity is showing those affected they are not alone in feeling alone and encouraging them to get in touch with its new local service for support.

John Ball, 71, from Plympton,...

1 In 3 of us avoid sharing problems

Nearly a third of people in the UK say they don’t like to burden others with their problems, according to research for the charity Samaritans.

The figures, published today to launch Samaritans’ awareness raising #TalkToUs campaign, also reveal that more than 1 in 5 (21.4%) people sometimes feel overwhelmed by their troubles, but 1 in 9 (11.4%) feel they don’t have anyone to share them...

Samaritans challenge stigma barrier to men seeking help

Samaritans are marking World Suicide Prevention Day by calling on society to stop expecting men to conform to the traditional view that “real men” should not need to seek help.

Stigma as a major barrier to suicide prevention is a key theme for this year. The expectations society has of men contributes to the fact that men are three times more likely to take their own lives than women...