Mar 5, 2021
Coping with Covid 1. The one with the charity
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Although not a religious organisation, Samaritans was founded by a vicar called Chad Varah, in 1953 in London. Throughout his career Chad had offered counselling to his parishioners, and wanted to do something more specific to help people contemplating suicide.

On 2nd November 1953, Chad Varah, a vicar and writer-cartoonist, answered the first ever call to a brand new helpline for people contemplating suicide.

But back then, Samaritans was a far cry from the organisation of 20,000 volunteers it is now.

We chat in this episode to Robert Jackson who, until recently, was the Director of the Manchester and Salford branch. Its a fascinating insight into the work they do and how they support people by just listening. 

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