Signs give boost to organisation

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AN ORGANISATION that provides support for those with suicidal thoughts has been boosted.

Councillor Scott Harris has given the Hilsea branch of Samaritans a boost by helping to install two new direction signs along London Road to direct members of the public towards them.

Cllr Harris was contacted by the branch, which said that it needed help to improve its visibility along the road.

Cllr Harris said: ‘I was contacted by a volunteer in the organisation and had the chance to discuss putting signs in on the street to direct people to where the Samaritans organisation is.

‘One of the issues he brought up with me was that people did not know where the building was located or got lost on London Road looking for it.

‘The people who use these services are in need and the role Samaritans play in helping them should not be understated.

‘Thankfully the signs were installed very quickly and more people will be able to find the new building and speak to those volunteers.’

Samaritans, which is based at 296 London Road, is a volunteer service that provides confidential support for people who are experiencing feelings of despair or suicidal thoughts.

Cllr Harris added: ‘Samaritans play a vital role and is a fantastic organisation.’