Samaritans the suicide prevention charity challenges everyone in the UK to become better listeners. To help people improve their listening skills, Brighton, Hove and District Samaritans will be taking a stall at Trans Pride at Brunswick Terrace on Saturday, July 23.
Last year, 224 Samaritans volunteers from Brighton, Hove and District branch answered 61,796 calls for help, according to the latest figures released by the national suicide prevention charity. Overall, 21,007 volunteers responded to 5,331,295 calls for help in the UK and Republic of Ireland. The figures have been released to coincide with Volunteers’ Week, a national initiative that runs from June 1-7.