It was a tough shift tonight.
All I can say is – look out for people who might be hurting, the young and the old.
Many people don’t ask for help because of fear.
Don’t let YOUR pride stop you from reaching out and lending a hand as there are so many who are hurting out there.
If you’re one of them, please call Samaritans freephone 116 123.
Childline have more power and capability to intervene in safeguarding cases so tell the children you know to call 0800 1111 if they are at risk of being harmed.
And as always, use thr Samaritan’s Listening wheel to practice Active Listening (see picture of the helpful mouse mat at my branch below).