Tag Archives: Samaritans

Charity report calls on government and industry leaders to support low-income communities to prevent suicide

SURREY, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As Samaritans releases a report ahead of Wednesday’s Budget linking inequality with a higher risk of suicide, the charity is calling on the government, businesses, industry and sector leaders to be aware of the risks of … Read the full press release

Samaritans on Children’s Mental Health Week underscores importance of teaching children how to manage their emotional wellbeing

SURREY, 06-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Easing the pressures on children and young people by teaching them how to manage their emotional wellbeing should be a priority, said Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland. “In Children’s Mental Health Week we all need to be … Read the full press release

Samaritans’ and rail industry’s suicide prevention programme chosen as the CSR Project of the Year at the Charity Times Awards

SURREY, 30-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Samaritans, Network Rail, British Transport Police and the Rail Industry Suicide Stakeholder Group have won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award in last night’s prestigious Charity Times Awards. Their suicide prevention programme has been chosen as the … Read the full press release

Samaritans to launch quiz to test your knowledge of song lyrics or rather misheard song lyrics

Samaritans’ misheard lyrics quiz puts country’s listening skills to the test SURREY, 06-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — If you think ‘Saving his life from this warm sausage tea’ is a line from Queen’s anthemic hit ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, are you really listening? The charity … Read the full press release

Samaritans fundraising event on 8 August at Rotherham Golf Club

ROTHERHAM, 04-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Samaritans is appealing for local businesses to support a very special fundraising event on 8 August at Rotherham Golf Club, which is home to 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett. The day will see teams from South … Read the full press release

Samaritans CEO: Society’s expectations of masculinity pile the pressure on men, which can be a factor in the high male suicide figures

CAMBRIDGE, 09-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Society’s expectations of masculinity pile the pressure on men, which can be a factor in the high male suicide figures, Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland told the Cambridge Union Debate this evening. Three times as many men as … Read the full press release

Samaritans welcomes the Mental Health Taskforce report as a step in the right direction

SURREY, 17-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — We need to involve the whole community to bring about a revolution in suicide prevention, and Samaritans welcomes the Mental Health Taskforce report as a step in the right direction. We are pleased to see that … Read the full press release

Samaritans’ CEO Ruth Sutherland comments on £1bn funding for mental health services in England

SURREY, 12-1-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Samaritans welcomes the £1bn funding for mental health services in England, as the first joined-up commitment to mental health. Samaritans’ CEO Ruth Sutherland said: “The emphasis on care and treatment services is to be welcomed, but I … Read the full press release

Samaritans’ leading volunteer and Chair of Trustees Jenni McCartney profiled in BBC Radio 4’s programme The Listeners

SURREY, 22-12-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Samaritans’ leading volunteer and Chair of Trustees, Jenni McCartney, will be profiled in the first edition of a new series of BBC Radio 4’s programme The Listeners on Tuesday 22 December. Jenni McCartney, who represents the charity’s … Read the full press release

Samaritans’ Press team won PR award for their work with the media on reporting of Robin Williams suicide

SURREY, 23-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Samaritans’ Press team has won a national public relations award for their work with the media on the reporting of the suicide of Robin Williams last year. The team was highly commended in the Issues … Read the full press release

Samaritans: Suicides on the railways have risen by 5.3 per cent in the 12 months to March 31, 2015

SURREY, 23-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Suicides on the railways have risen by from 278 to 293 in the 12 months to March 31, 2015, a change of 5.3 per cent. A rise of 5.3 per cent is in line with changes … Read the full press release

Samaritans’ volunteers responded to 5.3 million calls for help in 2014; 100,000 up vs 2013

SURREY, 3-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Samaritans’ volunteers responded to 5.3 million calls for help last year, an increase of more than 100,000 compared with 2013. Figures released today, to coincide with the start of Volunteers’ Week, show that 21,007 volunteers … Read the full press release

Samaritans names Ruth Sutherland new CEO

SURREY, 11-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Samaritans has appointed a new Chief Executive, Ruth Sutherland, who is due to take the helm on Monday 3rd August 2015. Ruth is currently CEO of Relate, a post she has held for three years … Read the full press release

Samaritans CEO Catherine Johnstone to leave the organisation during 2015

SURREY, UK, 5-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Catherine Johnstone, CEO of Samaritans said: “I would like to confirm that after more than six years as CEO of Samaritans, I have indicated my intention to leave the organisation during 2015. I have made … Read the full press release

Samaritans and North Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust to offer help for people experiencing mental illness and support the Government’s National Suicide Prevention Strategy

EDINBURGH, 12-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The official launch of Samaritans’ ground-breaking partnership with North Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust (NEP) took place at the House of Commons last night. Set to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, Samaritans will work with … Read the full press release

Samaritans and Facebook create ‘Help a Friend in Need’ to prevent suicide and save lives

EDINBURGH, 12-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (10th September 2014) is National Suicide Prevention Day, a date which brings together individuals and organisations from around the world with an interest in suicide prevention to reach out and save lives. Every year more … Read the full press release

Samaritans Director for Scotland Andrew Sim comments on Scottish 2013 suicide figures

EDINBURGH, 15-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Andrew Sim, Executive Director for Samaritans in Scotland, on the 2013 suicide statistics said: “The downward trend in the rate of suicide in Scotland over the last ten years is welcome news.  It is testament to the … Read the full press release

National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) launched in England

Ewell, Surrey, UK, 24-1-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — A new National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA), aimed at reducing the number of suicides in England and improving support for those affected by suicide, has been launched. With members including Samaritans, Rethink Mental Illness and … Read the full press release

Samaritans marked its 60th birthday

Ewell, Surrey, UK, 5-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Events have been taking place up and down the country today, Friday, 1 November, to mark Samaritans’ 60th birthday. The biggest of them all was in the City of London, where TV star Jasmin Walia, … Read the full press release

Samaritans Chief Executive Catherine Johnstone issued statement regarding UNITE the Union

25-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ —  Catherine Johnstone, Chief Executive of Samaritans, said: “We are very disappointed that Unite have come out today and announced that Samaritans has ‘de-recognised the Union’. “It is surprising to us that this statement has been issued, … Read the full press release