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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Doing my bit

I've just joined the Samaritans. I started my training last night. It's something that I've wanted to do for years, but general terror has stopped me doing it. But I finally plucked up the courage to apply and after attending a couple of open days, my fear has subsided. I think it helps knowing that the training is first class - and having a good crowd to learn with. I think I was most scared I think that someone would phone up, I'd say the wrong thing and as a result, they'd do something rash - but the Samaritans don't give advice, or try and talk anyone out of anything, they just listen. In some ways that makes it easier, in some ways that makes it harder. But whatever happens, I suspect this is going to become an important part of my life.

If anyone else is interested in joining the Samaritans, drop me a line or visit their website here.


Shit Sandwich said...

Listening sounds good - and if you DO have to talk, make sure it's not anything along the lines of "You think YOU'VE got problems?..." or "Just go ahead and save us both some time - they usually end up jumping and Match of the Day is on in half an hour".

Seriously - good on you, Chez. Report back and let us know how it goes.

Little Zoe said...

That's really cool. I hope it goes well.

Yo Mutha said...

We are so very proud of you, I think you will be very good at it because you are one of those people who have the gift of being able to listen, I imagine it is easier said than done sometimes. I would love to be a Samaritan, unfortunately I am one of those dreadful people who would probably interrupt all the time. Good luck darling and well done