Samaritans Supports Student Mental Health Through New Collaboration With The Positive Planner

Samaritans has co-created a brand new journal with The Positive Planner, aimed at supporting further education students with their wellbeing. They have worked alongside leading student mental health expert Dr Dominique Thompson and UK students to create a unique wellbeing journal specifically designed to support the needs of further education students. According to NUS1, half of students say their mental health is worse than before the Coronavirus pandemic, citing feelings of loneliness, anxiety, stress and depression. “The Positive Student Planner” supports students both emotionally and practically as they navigate the…

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Ireland’s dairy sector driving new rural mental health campaign with Samaritans

The new partnership with milk processors – who are all members of the Ibec group Dairy Industry Ireland (DII) – aims to raise awareness of Samaritans freephone number 116 123 among farmers and other people in rural Ireland, especially those living or working in isolation. The signs will appear on approximately 500 milk trucks and agri-feed vehicles owned by some of the country’s largest co-operatives. It is supported by Arrabawn, Aurivo, Carbery (including Drinagh, Bandon, Lisavard and Barryroe co-ops), Dairygold, Glanbia, Kerry, Lakeland, North Cork, Ornua (Kerrygold), and Tipperary. Conor…

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Samaritans launches first university volunteering hub with Anglia Ruskin University

The ways we communicate are changing, and there’s increasing pressure on mental health and wellbeing. So Samaritans is joining forces with ARU to pilot a new on-campus duty room – the first of its kind in the UK – where fully trained students and staff will deliver digital-only support to anyone struggling to cope. The initiative will see volunteers from the Anglia Ruskin Samaritans Hub in Cambridge help the charity with their online chat pilot, a digital innovation Samaritans is trialling in an effort to meet new and changing demands…

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Samaritans launches app to support UK military veterans’ mental health

Military veterans are set to benefit from a dedicated new mental health app, launched today by Samaritans, to help them deal with the long-term emotional challenges of adjusting to life after the Forces. The free Samaritans Veterans app comes on the back of joint research the leading suicide prevention charity carried out with the Royal British Legion, which found that veterans wanted to understand more about their emotional wellbeing and to hear from people with similar experiences. Those leaving the military and former Armed Forces personnel can access emotional health…

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Samaritans is proud to lead new suicide prevention consortium

The Department of Health and Social Care announced the members of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance for 2021-24, including the new Suicide Prevention Consortium, led by Samaritans. The consortium, includes the Samaritans, National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA), Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP) and With You, aims to harness the collaborative efforts of its members to identify and prevent inequalities which lead to increased risk of suicide. The VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance is made up of 19 members from across the voluntary sector in…

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