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Press Release: Hull Samaritans: Our Text Support Service

samstextSince its foundation in 1962 Hull Samaritans continue to offer a wide range of services in our local community, and over 9,000 people contact the Hull Branch of Samaritans each year.

Samaritans is famous for being the first telephone help line ever to be set up in the UK, but did you know about the many different ways that local people can access emotional, none judgemental and confidential support?

As well as calling 01482 323456 to speak to a Samaritan 24 hours a day, local people can also receive emotional support when they are in despair or at risk of self harm and suicide by emailing jo@samaritans.org

We are proud to announce that Samaritans text service which launched two years ago now receives and responds to 250,000 contacts a year. Some of our callers tell us that texting is that way that they feel most comfortable seeking emotional support and this service can be accessed on 07725 90 90 90.

Anne Smith is the Director of the Hull Branch of Samaritans. She emphasised, “These electronic services are additional ways in which our callers can receive support and the helpline remains the integral way in which local people can access the support of Samaritans. We are here 24 hours a day 365 days of the year so that local people who are feeling life is getting difficult can turn to us as a listening ear. They can talk though how they are feeling and be supported without judgement and in total confidence”.

Summary of Contact Details for Hull Samaritans.

Telephone 01482 323456

Email jo@samaritans.org

Text 07725 90 90 90

If you want to talk to a Samaritan face to face you can visit our Branch at 75 Spring Bank, Hull, HU3 1AG. Please call first to check availability.

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About dermotrathbone

Writer and co author "Through Red Lenses". Activist Unite the Union, Save Our NHS Hull. Fan of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Hull FC, Munster and Ireland Rugby. Views are mine alone and may not reflect the organisations concerned.

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