STRIKING posters promoting support offered by the Samaritans will be put up in railway stations in a bid to reduce suicide.
The charity's volunteers in Bournemouth are helping to promote the "We Listen" campaign which lets people know that anyone can call Samaritans, whatever they are going through.
One poster says: "I’M alright with being single I guess. It’s NOT ideal for the kids, but they seem to be COPING", portraying the real message as "I'm not coping."
The campaign, supported by Network Rail, is backed by Dr Andrew Mayers, Bournemouth University psychologist, mental health campaigner, and patron of the Samaritans of Bournemouth and District.
He said: "Life’s pressures can build, without you even realising. It’s all too easy to turn away, ignore how you’re feeling, and put on a brave face but you don’t have to do that with us.
“It might be the pressures of family, relationships, work, health, finances or anything else. Talk to Samaritans for free from any phone, email us, text us or come into our branch in Bournemouth and chat face to face. Whatever works best for you, we’ll listen and help you find a way through.”
You can call Samaritans free of charge any time from any phone on 116 123. You don’t need credit on your phone and the number won’t show up on your phone bill. Alternatively, email email@example.com, or visit samaritans.org to find details of your nearest branch.