On behalf of Liverpool and Merseyside Samaritans I wish all members of the Liverpool Law Society, their families, staff and clients a safe and happy 2021.
Almost a year of COVID19 has left its mark and huge pressures have been placed on businesses, families, individuals and charities. At Liverpool and Merseyside Samaritans we have being do all we can to provide emotional support to all who need it. We are keeping open for as many hours of the night and day as we can. Social distancing restrictions mean that we can only have two Samaritans on duty at a time but to compensate we are doing our best to operate additional shifts.
We are now able to train new volunteers remotely and the mixture of online training with tutorials and practice calls are proving to be a success and 12 new Samaritans have just started training with us in 2021. The initial course lasts 10 weeks and then the new volunteers starts shifts in the branch, initially with a mentor followed by a period as a probationer during which additional training takes place.
As I have said before, Samaritans offer our support to the Liverpool Law Society and all their families, staff and clients. If you know someone who is struggling our number is 111 123 and we can be contacted by email at email@example.com. All calls and emails are completely confidential.
Providing our service comes at a price and we have to finance our Branch by the grants and the generosity of the public on Merseyside. if everyone connected with the legal profession on Merseyside could donate the equivalent of the cost of a coffee every week that would make an enormous difference to the finances of Liverpool and Merseyside Samaritans! Donations can be made here
Samaritans is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Our free phone number is 116 123 and our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org