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Local Samaritans are here for you and appeal for your support

Following the Government’s confirmation that Samaritans volunteers are critical to supporting vulnerable people, the local branch is making every effort to ensure that its volunteers are able to provide emotional support to anyone in crisis.

Volunteers who are able to carry out shifts at Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot & Districts Samaritans are following strict guidelines on hygiene standards and social distancing. The situation is continually monitored to ensure that volunteer safety is prioritised. The support is currently available through free phone 116123 or email only, as for the time being the Bracknell-based branch cannot accept visitors.

Branch director Chris Lindsay said: “For more than 45 years, our branch has provided a listening ear to anyone who needs support, which has been possible through the public’s kind donations.

“Now more than ever, we need the public’s continued support. Due to the cancellation of some of upcoming fundraising events, we are facing a significant loss of funding, but uppermost on our minds at present is the need to be there for those feeling very alone, anxious or stressed.”

Those worried about their own mental health or someone else during the coronavirus outbreak can find some useful online resources and advice on Samaritans website

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