Welcome to the Samaritans Monthly Newsletter | Samaritans | May 2019

Samarathon – the marathon that’s run around your life

You don’t have to be a marathon runner to take part, we’re inviting the nation to run, jog or walk over the course of July to raise money and help us be there for those struggling to cope.

Samaritans newsletter May 2019

More Samaritans news

New partnership dedicated to suicide prevention online
We have called upon social media firms and internet providers to sign up to a partnership to tackle online suicide and self harm content at a Summit hosted by Health Secretary Matt Hancock on 29 April.

Suicide prevention research recognised in the ‘Nation’s Lifesavers List’ Support research commissioned by Samaritans by taking part in an online survey investigating how people react when they meet people who are in distress or are suicidal.

Take part – Share your views in the anonymous survey

“Stresses that have worked up just seem to dissipate” 
For Mental Health Awareness Week a Samaritans volunteer and Samarathon participant John spoke about how running has been beneficial to his mental health. – Video

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Samaritans partners with NHS Business Services Authority – Staff at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), which provides critical central services to the NHS, have chosen Samaritans as one of their 2019 charity partners. | 30th April 2019

Strengthening the frontline
Samaritans and the Centre for Mental Health has published recommendations as to how primary care can support people who are at risk of suicide.

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