Samaritans here to help over Xmas

EASTBOURNE people feeling distressed or lonely over the festive season are being reminded the Samaritans are here to help.

Anyone who needs to talk to a Samaritan can call 735555 or 08457 909090. The charity also offers online support by emailing jo@samaritans.org. Those feeling distressed can also opt to visit a Samaritans volunteer at The Haven, 13 Bolton Road, between 10.30am and 10.30pm around Christmas and New Year. On Christmas Day The Haven will have more limited visiting times of 10.30am to 2.30pm. However, the phones will be answered 24 hours as usual.