Christmas can be a difficult time. It's meant to be a time for family and celebrations. But for some, it can be the toughest time of the year. Central London Samaritans listening volunteers offer emotional support around the clock to anyone that needs it. You can help us be there at Christmas to listen to people that might be alone or isolated or need someone to talk to. $1,000 will keep the branch open for one day, allowing us to listen to around 250 people that have no-one else to turn to.
Christmas can be a time of great loneliness and isolation. It's a time when, if you're alone, it's felt more harshly than the rest of the year. Our volunteers will be ready to listen around the clock throughout the festive period. We will be able to offer emotional support over the phone, by test or email or face to face to visitors to the branch. We aim to alleviate feelings of loneliness or isolation and provide a listening ear to anyone that needs it.
We will help people that are isolated or feel lonely over the Christmas period by providing a service that never closes. Many people that use our service will also be speaking with a counsellor or therapist. But while these services close down for the holiday period, our volunteers are here, around the clock every single day, often sacrificing their own family time, so that they can be there for anyone that needs us.
Keeping open throughout the holiday period reassures anyone that uses our service that there is always someone there for them, whatever time of day. Through our 24/7 service we are able to maintain a consistent service and let callers know we are always here.