Samaritans at Halifax station

Halifax Station.
Halifax Station.

Samaritans’ volunteers will be heading to Halifax train station today to mark Talk to Us, the charity’s annual awareness campaign.

Volunteers will be highlighting the value of talking through problems when life gets tough, and Samaritans’ round the clock service, for anyone struggling to cope.

The events have the backing of train operator Northern Rail, whose staff will be welcoming Samaritans volunteers into their stations during the morning rush hour.

Network Rail and train operators First TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains are also supporting events at their stations.

Bob Howe, Regional Marketing Officer for Samaritans in Yorkshire and Humberside, said: “Raising awareness of our service to the travelling public in this way is really important, and having the opportunity to work in partnership with Northern Rail across their network is really inspiring. We want people to recognise the value of talking to us, about any issues that may be troubling them. People can get in touch with Samaritans’ service by phone, email and text, as well as visiting a branch to speak to a volunteer face to face.”