Samaritans (@samaritanscharity)

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We're here round the clock, every single day of the year. Whatever you're going through, call us free any time, from any phone on 116 123.

Whether you're working, have lots of plans, or have no plans at all, try to take some time just for you this #BankHolidayWeekend. Remember, if you find yourself struggling, we're here for you 24/7 πŸ“±116 123 πŸ“§

Sometimes, our thoughts can be negative and we can be hard on ourselves. Take some time today to reflect on the things that are great about you πŸ’š #WednesdayWisdom

If you received your A-Level results today, remember that they don't define who you are. We're here to listen if it's all too much and you need to talk πŸ“±116 123 πŸ“§ #alevelresultsday #alevelresults2019

#ThrowbackThursday to last weekend when our *amazing* team of 140 cyclists took on the Ride London-Surrey 100 event to raise money to help us be there for more people when they're struggling. We can't thank you brilliant people enough! #RideLondon πŸš²πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰

Don't just listen with your ears. Your eyes are just as important in letting someone know you're there for them. Gerard, Kilkenny Carlow Samaritans πŸ’­ #WednesdayWisdom

No matter what your results are, remember they don't define you. We listen, so you can talk to us today if you're struggling #SQAresults #ExamResults

🏁 You did it! 🏁 #samarathon is officially finished. 1,750 of you took on 26.2 miles raising Β£98,448, helping us be there for more people when they need us. Here's just a few of the *amazing* people that took part across the nation. Join us in saying a big thank you πŸ™πŸ’š

πŸ’ͺ Asking someone how they feel can sometimes feel intrusive, but sometimes it’s exactly what somebody needs. Find out our other tips to become a better listener (link in bio) #TalktoUs

πŸ—£οΈ Repeating something back to someone you're listening to helps to reassure them that you’re really hearing what they’re saying. Find out our other tips to become a better listener (Link in bio) #TalktoUs

❓ Using open questions encourage someone to open up and give more than a yes/no answer. Find out our other tips to become a better listener (link in bio) #TalktoUs

⏸️ Sometimes, people pause when they’re talking because they’re still thinking about what to say. Make sure you wait and allow them to finish. Find out our other SHUSH tips to become a better listener πŸ‘‚(Link in bio) #TalktoUs

⏳ Try to make some time for you today, even if you feel like you have none #WednesdayWisdom

πŸ‘‚ When you’re listening to someone, make sure your focus is only on them. Find out our other SHUSH listening tips (link in bio) #TalktoUs

🌈 A little #WednesdayWisdom from Maya Angelou. Just listening to someone who's feeling low could make all the difference. 🌈

πŸ”Ž We're developing a new online self-help tool to help people learn healthy techniques to cope with distressing thoughts and feelings. You can help us decide which exercises we develop by completing our 20 minute survey (link in bio)

We're wishing all our LGBTQ+ friends a wonderful #PrideInLondon this weekend! Volunteers from Central London Samaritans will be celebrating with you, and if you need any support, you can talk to us πŸ“± 116 123 πŸ“§ β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

When someone really needs you to listen, put your πŸ“± phone away and give them all your attention. Chloe, Colchester Samaritans πŸ’­ #WednesdayWisdom

You could save a life, simply by listening. Find out how you can be a better listener with our SHUSH tips #TalkToUs