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Good Listening Can Create Survivors

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The Samaritans TEL: 13 52 47

Here is what their about us page has to say

Our History

The roots of our organisation extend back to the UK in 1953. Reverend Chad Varah was deeply saddened by the news of a teenage girl who completed suicide after feeling she had no one to turn to. After recognising the need for a community support system which assisted people to work through their personal problems, he began offering counselling sessions assisted by a number of volunteers. Although a minister of the church, Chad Varah was far sighted enough to realise that he would be able to help more people if the service was based on support rather than religion. Therefore from the beginning Samaritans Crisis Line has never been a religious organisation.

As the number of attendees grew, he realised many benefited not only from his comforting advice, but it seemed simply talking to the volunteers handing out tea while they waited had been enough to make a difference. And so the Samaritans was born.

Samaritans in Perth, Western Australia

From humble beginnings in 1967 when the first volunteer said “Hello, Samaritans”, the Samaritans Crisis Line has been providing 24 hour telephone support to the suicidal and despairing in Western Australia for over 46 years.

Since its inception in Perth the Samaritans Crisis Line has taken over 680,000 calls, helping countless individuals work through their emotional issues to help turn their lives around.

Our Vision

A society in which fewer individuals die by suicide.

Our Mission

To offer non judgemental, emotional support to the lonely, despairing, suicidal, or those at risk of becoming so.

Our Values

  • The importance of having support to explore feelings
  • That being listened to, in confidence, and acceptance without prejudice can alleviate despair and suicidal feelings
  • That everyone has the right to make fundamental decisions about their own life

Our Objectives

  • Offer emotional support at any hour of the day or night to people passing through a personal crisis and those who are in danger of committing suicide
  • To prepare volunteers to enable them to help the depressed and suicidal by complying with Samaritans Crisis Line principles and practices
  • Raise awareness and support of the organisation so we may provide our services to as many who need it

To find out how you can help us help others, contact us today.

 

WEBSITE http://www.thesamaritans.org.au/Home.aspx

 

 

 

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