Reader letter: Samaritans is always ready to listen

Writes Steve Jack, Woods Road, Chichester

Photograph: Andrej Lisakov, Unsplash
Photograph: Andrej Lisakov, Unsplash

I read with interest Gillian Keegan MP’s comment that far too many families experience the loss of a loved one from taking their own life.

Please can I remind your readers that Samaritans is always ready to listen to anyone suffering emotional distress for any reason.

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You can call 116 123 at any time of day or night, for free.

Last year, Mrs Keegan visited the Bognor & Chichester branch of Samaritans and encouraged anyone who is interested to sign up.

As a Samaritans volunteer you are well trained, mentored and supported, and you will make a real difference to people in distress.

If you are interested, please visit

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