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# samaritans - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Opinion: Samaritans volunteers are a community of ordinary people who care deeply about others

A Samaritans volunteer details the daily dedication needed for such an important role.

# samaritans - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'Enjoying the kids playing with presents will have to wait': Heading out to work on Christmas day speaks to some of those who’ll be getting up to go to work today, and how Christmas is for them.

# samaritans - Monday 6 March, 2017

Suicide is killing the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Ireland

A new report highlights increased risks to individuals, like workers on zero-hour contracts or those who are facing losing their homes.

# samaritans - Monday 5 September, 2016

New Facebook tools allow you to help someone who might be at risk of suicide

The new features were designed with the help of Samaritans Ireland ahead of World Suicide Day this Saturday.

# samaritans - Friday 29 July, 2016

Want to support family or friends who may be having a hard time? Try some active listening

We all like to think we’re good friends and listeners but here are some tips to brush up on your skills, and really help someone in need…

# samaritans - Monday 21 December, 2015

"Problems feel smaller when you share them" - if you're not feeling OK, let someone know

Last time we spoke about listening – now it’s time to talk.

# samaritans - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

If you've got 99 problems, your relationship is probably one*

*Statistically speaking, it’s pretty likely.

# samaritans - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

'Just by being there for a friend, we can keep life itself'

The government wants to reduce suicide and self-harm by 10% over the next five years.

# samaritans - Monday 15 June, 2015

Man rescued after trying to hang himself outside Leinster House

The incident took place in the last hour.

# samaritans - Thursday 15 January, 2015

More people were worried about their finances last year compared to 2013

A Samaritans snap survey found that more women than men contacted the Dublin branch and discussed financial issues.

# samaritans - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Why getting enough sleep is vital - and how to get it

All over the festive season, is bringing you little things to help keep your mental health in check.

# samaritans - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new 'suicide prevention app'

The ‘Radar’ app allows users to monitor people they follow on Twitter.

# samaritans - Monday 3 November, 2014

Is the new Samaritans app an invasion of privacy or will it save lives? Suicide Prevention This post contains videos

# samaritans - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# samaritans - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Opinion: The GAA and Samaritans both have an ethos of giving rather than taking

A Samaritans volunteer and GAA member writes about the people-centred spirit at the heart of both organisations.

# samaritans - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Samaritans' volunteers will highlight their work at a location near you this summer

Calls increased by 20% in two months with the new free number 116 123.

# samaritans - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

The Samaritans is changing its phone number to a free one

The new phone number will replace the existing low-call number as part of a change being brought in across Europe.

# samaritans - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Samaritans to focus on effect of the internet on people with suicidal thoughts

A new study, in connection with Bristol University, is to look at how people use content online when experiencing suicidal thoughts.

# samaritans - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Samaritans received more than 10,000 calls over Christmas

Monday 30 December was the busiest day, while volunteers took 520 calls on Christmas Day.

# samaritans - Monday 23 December, 2013

Column: I volunteer with Samaritans every Christmas. Here's why...

Sometimes people call Samaritans at Christmas who might never normally do so. It could be the first Christmas they are bereaved, the could feel isolated, or they could have major money worries. We’re there to listen.

# samaritans - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Calls to Samaritans helpline down but people "still hurting very much"

In total, the helpline received 381,128 calls in the last year.

# samaritans - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Rouen, Robin Hood and Real Madrid: The week in numbers

Also, how many of Kerry’s councillors actually favour relaxed drink-driving rules? And just how rich is Apple?

# samaritans - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Samaritans' SMS service reveals high levels of self-harm

The Dublin Samaritans service says one-in-three texts received in 2012 mentioned self-harm, a higher rate than calls or email.

# samaritans - Friday 28 December, 2012

Samaritans report rise in family and financial worries

Seventy per cent of respondents rated money and debt among their top five worries in 2012.

# samaritans - Thursday 27 December, 2012

No concerns for Samaritans confidentiality under Children First bill

The organisation said that it is working with the Department of Children and relevant authorities to ensure its processes and procedures meet the proposed Children First legislation.

# samaritans - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

One in every six calls to Samaritans were recession-related

This was the busiest year yet for Samaritans, with longer calls to their helpline and more face-to-face contact at its branches.

Suicide helplines experiencing more calls from worried family members

Samaritans Ireland has recorded its busiest year ever.

# samaritans - Friday 14 December, 2012

Samaritans celebrates 10 years of prisoner listener scheme

Over the past year, Samaritans recorded 1,100 formal contacts within the six prisons in its Listener Scheme, an 83 per cent increase on 2011.

# samaritans - Thursday 20 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

Major report explores reasons behind male suicide

The Samaritans report says that when men don’t reach a ‘gold standard’ they can feel a sense of shame, which in turn can lead to suicidal thoughts.

# samaritans - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Samaritans to receive new freephone number from next year

The news comes as a result of a collaboration between the emotional support service and six telecoms companies.

# samaritans - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Samaritans volunteer on cusp of completing 24:7 bike challenge

David Exley, whose brother and son took their own lives, is travelling between 201 Samaritans branches in the UK and Ireland to highlight the charity’s services.

# samaritans - Friday 13 July, 2012

Column: Suicide isn’t wanting to die. It’s not being able to bear living.

We have too many misconceptions about suicide. It’s not shameful – it’s the result of a fatal illness, writes Fine Gael TD Dan Neville.

# samaritans - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Samaritans take to the streets of Dublin's north inner city

Volunteers will be available in public areas in the inner city to encourage people to talk about their problems.

# samaritans - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

From The42 Tragic death of marathon runner inspires over $1 million in donations Generosity

Tragic death of marathon runner inspires over $1 million in donations

The sudden death of Claire Squires led to considerable funds being provided by a number of people.

# samaritans - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Over €300k raised for charity after death of London Marathon runner

Claire Squires collapsed and died as she approached the final mile of the race on Sunday. More than 20,000 people have now donated to the Samaritans, her chosen charity, on her fundraising website.

# samaritans - Monday 23 April, 2012

London Marathon death: over £22k donated to Claire's charity

Over 1,800 donations have been made to Claire Squires’ charity page today.

# samaritans - Thursday 29 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s fix: Irish people’s biggest worry for 2012, a rise in the number of tourists visiting Ireland (finally!) – and time travel exists. Kind of.

Irish people worried about money and their jobs in the year ahead - survey

Almost half of people are worried about losing their jobs or having difficulty finding work in 2012 according to a Samaritans’ survey.

# samaritans - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Samaritans report increased calls as recession imparts 'huge psychological strain'

The Samaritan’s Irish helpline received 9 per cent more calls than the previous year, according to its latest annual report.

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