Samaritans volunteers are helping to promote the charity’s new We Listen campaign, which lets people know anyone can call Samaritans, whatever they’re going through.
Striking posters in railway stations across the area contain hidden messages where people claiming to be fine are not OK..
Supported by Network Rail and the rail industry, the campaign aims to show that while it’s easy to hide your feelings, when someone really listens you’re more likely to open up and work through your problems. Good listeners can unlock the potentially damaging secrets some people keep.
Samaritans’ Pendle, Burnley, Craven & Rossendale branch director Ian Hartley says: “It’s all too easy to turn away, ignore how you’re feeling, and put on a brave face. But you don’t have to do that with us. Samaritans volunteers make time for you and really listen, because simply being listened to can help you put into words what’s really going on in your life and help you find a way through. It might be the pressures of family, relationships, work, health, finances – or anything else.”
Call Samaritans free any time on 116 123 (thenumber won’t show on your bill), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit samaritans.org branch.