Samaritans   OCTOBER 2020   

Ahead of World Mental Health Day this Saturday 10th October, Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot and districts Samaritans is reminding people to check in and support anyone who might be struggling during the coronavirus pandemic with anyone who might be struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

At a time when looking after our mental health and connecting with others is more important than ever, the suicide prevention charity is sharing useful information to help people spot the signs that someone isn’t okay.

Centred around the belief that everyone has the ability to make a difference, the resources provide information on how to help someone having suicidal thoughts, what to do if someone is self-harming as well as advice on self-care and looking after emotional wellbeing.

Branch Director at Bracknell, Wokingam, Ascot and districts Samaritans, Chris Lindsay  said: “As the pandemic continues, we must remember to prioritise our mental health and stay connected with others. The age of social distancing has meant people are having less face to face contact so it can be much harder to spot signs that someone might be struggling.

“Looking after mental health and emotional wellbeing is everybody’s business, we all have a part to play. We need to work together to ensure that we check in and support anyone who may be struggling during these challenging times.”

Those worried about somebody else can find a wealth of resources and advice on supporting someone who is struggling and experiencing suicidal thoughts here on Samaritans website.

Samaritans will also be sharing useful advice and resources on TwitterFacebook and Instagram throughout World Mental Health Day including some new online resources on supporting somebody who is self-harming. Join in the conversation using #WMHD and/or #WorldMentalHealthDay.

 Anyone can contact Samaritans for free any time from any phone on 116 123, even a mobile without credit, or you can email



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