Compass joins the Samaritans to help prevent suicide

Samaritans Goes to TOWN on Wellbeing to Mark World Suicide Prevention Day

 

Harrow Town Centre will be hosting a Samaritans roadshow event on Saturday 10 September, World Suicide Prevention Day.  The initiative, which has the backing of Harrow Council, features Samaritans’ mobile listening centre and is planned to take place at the end of St Johns Road, opposite Debenhams Department Store from 10am.   

The aim of the event is to promote wellbeing and the range of support services available locally.  Among the other organisations setting up stall for the day are:  Men in Sheds, Support and Wellbeing Information Service Harrow (SWiSH), Mind in Harrow, Harrow Talking Therapies and Compass Harrow.

Samaritans volunteers and supporting charities alike will be handing out a specially produced leaflet, or ‘NSPA Smart Card’, at the roadshow to encourage help seeking behaviour, particularly amongst men.  The cards are also being distributed across the country through the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) as part of a co-ordinated campaign, amplifying the success of the recent online initiative, #ITSOKAYTOTALK.

Director of Harrow Samaritans, Jane Reeve said: “We’re pleased to play host to such a diverse range of local charities on a day when all members of the NSPA are raising awareness of an acutely important cause because suicide is everyone’s business.   I’d like to issue a call to anyone who’s going through a tough time to come and see us at the roadshow, because we listen.”

Anyone can contact Samaritans. Whatever you’re going through, call for free any time from any phone on 116 123 (this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill), email jo@samaritans.org, or visit www.samaritans.org to find details of your nearest branch.