Psychology coach praises Samaritans’ dedication

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A psychology coach was the speaker at the Samaritans of Pendle, Burnley, Craven and Rossendale’s annual meeting last week.

James Marquis used his experience of working in the field of mental health care and the study of techniques both ncient and modern in its treatment, to explain how the Samaritans’ non-judgmental approach to offering a listening ear was no vital.

The event was staged at Nelson Town Hall and was attended by volunteers past and present, as well as guests and civic dignitaries from across the area.

Following the meeting there was a buffet supper. The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for those in distress - you do not have to be suicidal to get in touch.

Telephone Samaritan volunteers free on 116 123 (this number won’t show up on your bill), email or call in at the branch in Market Square, Nelson, to speak to someone in person.