Samaritans rail programme recently showcased their work to communities at roadshows in Beeston and Dalmuir.
Volunteers from the Nottingham branch of Samaritans were on hand to talk about the charity’s listening service, and also sign post people to further help during an event in Beeston town centre on Thursday, August 10.
They were joined by representatives from Middle Street Resource Centre, Radford Care Group, Enlighten the Shadows, Nottinghamshire County Council, and Citizens Advice Broxtowe, who were there to talk to visitors about the services they offer in the area.
Most of the organisations who came along offer mental health support.
Over 45 people came to visit and have a chat with Regional Development Lead, Becky Harris, and volunteers Mel, Mary, Irene, and Vaughn.
Thanks to Broxtowe Borough Council for providing the space and sharing it with the community on their social media.
Just two days later, Samaritans pitched up in Dalmuir, West Dunbartonshire.
Volunteers from Glasgow branch joined Regional Development Lead, Arlene Dickson, who spoke to 22 people.
They were visited by area’s MSP, Marie McNair – who gave a shoutout to the team on Twitter – as well as representatives from Public Health Scotland. Later in the day, volunteers moved on to two pubs where they handed out drink’s mats, pocket cards, and travel wallets, which included information about Samaritans.