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Strabane Sigersons Link Up With The Samaritans

Thursday 18.04.2019
Team Talk Mag
Club


Strabane Sigersons welcomed members of the Samaritans to Páirc Mhic Sioghair Ballycolman last week to unveil a new pitch side banner promoting the charity. Healthy Club Officer Dr John Etherson commented “We are pleased to be here tonight and play our part in promoting the Samaritans within the club and local community. They provide a vital service to people in the most difficult of times. In Sigersons we are keen to promote physical and mental health. We feel by working with the Samaritans we will be able to raise awareness of the Samaritans charity and provide encouragement to any of us who feel we need their help”.

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A spokesperson for the Samaritans issued the following statement : According to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) the male suicide rate is three times higher than the female rate. We know that suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 and young people aged 20-34 and 3/4 of deaths by suicide are men. In 2017, 305 people in NI took their own life. We know every number is an individual, a family and a community devastated by loss. Samaritans is committed to developing our work based on research and evidence so that we can better support those who need us and reach our ultimate aim that fewer people die by suicide. We are committed to ensuring our services are accessible to all who need them.


By working with Strabane Sigersons, Derry Samaritans aim to achieve a reduction in stigma, and an increase in people seeking help before they reach a crisis point, to ensure appropriate support and services are accessible to everyone.
Every six seconds, we respond to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. We’re here for anyone who needs someone, 24 hours a days 365 days a year. We can be contacted on  116 123 

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