Talk to Us 2021 Posted on 21 July 2021 by Amber Gravenell in Wellbeing Each year, the amazing Samaritans run their Talk to Us Campaign. It occurs annually in July. Samaritans' branches in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland help to raise awareness by holding events. The purpose of the campaign is to ensure everybody knows Samaritans are there to listen if they are struggling to cope. It is a 24/7 service providing much-needed support day and night. According to Mind, 1 in 4 people experience a mental health concern each year in England. This shocking statistic further highlights the importance of Samaritan’s fantastic work. It is crucial people have somewhere to turn when they are experiencing difficulty or distress. During the Talk to Us campaign, a variety of events are held in various forms. They can range from a picnic in the park to a virtual chat. The 24th July 2021 is Samaritans’ Awareness Day. On this day, Samaritans will be utilising the power of social media to help raise awareness of the work they do and the support services available. Be sure to check their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles for updates!With mental health issues being fairly commonplace in our society, it is crucial appropriate support is always available to those who need it. A crisis can strike at any given time or place and that’s why the 24/7 service offered by Samaritans is valuable beyond measure. Understandably, it can be difficult to recognise when you, or someone you love, are struggling to cope. The Samaritans’ website contains an abundance of information to help you to recognise key signs of not being able to cope.Signs include:Tiredness and lacking energyDifficulty concentratingFinding daily tasks hard to deal withTearfulnessAgitation and restlessnessBrain fogUsing alcohol and drugs as a coping mechanism Lack of interest in things you ordinarily enjoyThis fantastic resource provides practical ways to help you to cope. Tips include being able to identify triggers, knowing that you are not alone and relaxation exercises.If you are struggling to cope then why not contact Samaritans today? They are contactable via the following methods and you can find more details on their website.Telephone: 116 123.Write a Letter: Freepost Samaritans LettersEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgSelf Help AppBe sure to take a look at our Wellbeing page for tips and tricks on looking after yourself and others. If you are keen to find out more about wellbeing and self-care, read our blog ‘Prioritise your Wellbeing: Say Yes to Yourself’.