Samaritans poised to take calls as new survey reveals extent of festive loneliness and isolation

This article caught my eye as I was scrolling through a number of posts. While in one way this survey doesn’t surprise me it does bring into sharp focus the extent of loneliness and isolation that a lot of people feel over the festive period.

Samaritans responded to nearly 200,000 calls  over the festive period last year and expect this to be even higher  this year. As Ruth Sutherland the CEO of the Samaritans says there are many people who find this time of year extremely difficult.

“The important thing to remember is that no one needs to feel alone this Christmas. Samaritans volunteers are there to listen round the clock, every day of the year. We don’t judge and we don’t share what we’re told, we’re simply there to listen, provide emotional support and help people find a way through whatever’s getting to them.”

Samaritans poised to take calls as new survey reveals extent of festive loneliness and isolation – Medical News Today

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