Listening could ‘save lives’ – Samaritans volunteers talk to commuters and visitors

PUBLISHED: 16:00 30 July 2017

The Samaritans hold an awareness event at Weston Railway Station.

The Samaritans hold an awareness event at Weston Railway Station.

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Commuters and visitors coming to Weston-super-Mare by train have been encouraged to brush up on their listening skills.

Volunteers from the Weston branch of the Samaritans held an awareness event at Weston Railway Station, in Station Approach.

The aim of the event was to encourage people to take the time to listen to friends and family who may have problems or who are going through a tough time.

The event was one of almost 100 which took place up and down the country, which were all organised and hosted by the Samaritans.

Weston branch director Joe said: “We hope people will take time to listen to others. Listening can make a huge difference and can save lives.

“Our aim is to bring down the high numbers of suicides in the UK and we want to encourage people to ask for help early if they are struggling, rather than waiting until they reach crisis point.”

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