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NORTH LONDON SAMARITANS

Samaritans are available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

We believe in the value of having time and space to explore difficult feelings. We also believe that being listened to in confidence, and accepted without prejudice, can alleviate despair and suicidal thoughts.

North London Samaritans is one of over 200 branches in Britain and Ireland. For information about Samaritans generally, what we do and how we can help, please click here. The site you are now on is about Samaritans in North London, predominantly supporting the London Boroughs of Enfield, Haringey and Barnet.

Whether you are seeking support, are interested in becoming a volunteer or would just like to know more about us, we hope you will find what you are looking for on this website.

North London Samaritans – a voice at the end of a phone

 

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Message from the Branch Director 

Welcome to the website of North London Samaritans. We hope these pages will give you a brief overview of our work.

We are a self-financing charity of approximately 75 volunteers, all of whom are highly focused towards providing emotional support by offering a non-judgemental and confidential space for anyone who needs it

Whilst we answer calls and e-mails from across the United Kingdom and internationally, we predominantly operate within 3 large London Boroughs which are inner city in some areas and suburban in others.  This means we encounter a wide range of callers from a variety of backgrounds.

Our volunteers are specially selected and trained to be able to respond to any contact once the phone begins to ring or we receive an e-mail.  We also engage in many outreach activities.  Whilst our work is very challenging at times, it is immensely rewarding.

So if you’re feeling low and just need someone to talk to, you can call us any time, day or night. We’re waiting to listen and talk, without judgement, with empathy and if you can help us in any way, please get in touch; our contact details appear throughout the website.

Very best wishes

John 1219

Branch Director

 

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Shaftesbury Hall appeal

We have a dedicated Just Giving fundraising page for Shaftesbury Hall, http://www.justgiving.com/North-London-Samaritans. To donate please click this link    

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Big Lottery update

Big Lottery funding helps secure our future

 

NLS has been given a grant of £545,000 by Big Lottery to rebuild Shaftesbury Hall to provide a centre for Samaritans’ volunteers and a new public facility for local people.

The charity now needs help from local businesses, trusts and individuals to raise £110,000 in the next 6 months to complete the project. 

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SHUSH

On July 24 North London Samaritans want you to shush and listen

 

Samaritans national awareness campaign Talk to Us encourages people from all over the UK to take a few minutes to improve their listening skills by following the charity’s simple SHUSH! listening tips.

 

Samaritans volunteers will be at Bowes Park Station and Hornsey Station on Monday July 24th handing out SHUSH listening tips and highlighting the support they provide for the community.

 

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