LCCC Residents' Magazine : winter 2023

Whatever you’re facing, a Samaritan will face it with you

During 2022, over 600 people in Northern Ireland volunteered their time to Samaritans.

  • NI volunteers answered more than 115,000 calls for help.
  • These calls totalled 30,000 hours.
  • Nearly half of these calls related to mental health.

We recently installed a specially-designed bench at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn as part of a council initiative to provide an area of reflection for friends and families bereaved through suicide. A number of local charities consulted with us on the project, including Samaritans, and we hope that it will provide a place of some solace for those who are grieving.

If you’re struggling right now, you can contact Samaritans FREE any time from any phone by calling 116 123 or you can email:

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