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The Big Listen

14 Jun 2023

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The Samaritans' Big Listen is a vital initiative that aims to bring attention to the increasing number of people struggling with their mental health and in need of support. The charity has set an ambitious goal of reaching over a million people with their message in the UK and Ireland over a 24-hour period.

During the Big Listen, volunteers will be available 24/7 to answer calls, emails, and text messages from those in need of emotional support. They will listen to anyone who needs someone to talk to, without judgement or prejudice.

This year's Big Listen is taking place on July 24th, and the charity is calling on individuals, businesses, and communities to get involved. They are encouraging everyone to share their message on social media and to spread the word about the work Samaritans does to support those in need.

The Big Listen is more than just a fundraiser for Samaritans, it's an opportunity to raise awareness of the critical issue of mental health.

If you want to support Samaritans' Big Listen, there are many ways to get involved. You can share the message on social media, donate to the charity, or even volunteer as a listener yourself. No matter how small or big your contribution, every bit helps to save lives and make a difference.

How can you get involved in the Big Listen?
If you want to help Samaritans support people in crisis, the Big Listen is a great place to start. Here are some ways you can get involved:

1. Join the Big Listen event: If you’re interested in volunteering, check the Samaritans website to find out when the next event is happening and how you can get involved.

2. Fundraise for Samaritans: You can also help support Samaritans’ work by fundraising. This could involve anything from organising a charity bake sale to running a marathon. Visit Samaritans’ website to learn more about how to fundraise for the charity.

3. Become a regular Samaritans volunteer: If you want to make a more long-term commitment, consider becoming a Samaritans volunteer. Samaritans relies on volunteers to run its listening service, so your help would be greatly appreciated.

4. Spread the word: Even if you can’t volunteer or fundraise yourself, you can still help by spreading the word about the Big Listen and Samaritans’ work. Share posts on social media, talk to your friends and family, and encourage others to get involved too.

Whatever way you choose to get involved, you’ll be helping to support Samaritans in their mission to save lives and reduce the stigma around mental health. Together, we can make a difference.

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