Light Up the Longest Night
Light up the longest night
|People face loneliness and despair throughout the year, but the Christmas period can be a particularly challenging time for many.
Staffordshire County Council and the Samaritans have teamed up to light up the longest night. Click here to see how you can get involved.
Friday, December 22nd is the longest night of the year, with the sun setting shortly after 4.00pm. Several council buildings including the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford will be lit up green and you can show your support by displaying a green light in your window at home.
The date will be used to remind residents in need that the Samaritans are there for them during their darkest hours, including over Christmas and New Year.
Samaritans offer emotional support to anyone in need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You don’t have to be suicidal to ring Samaritans. Many people call because they are stressed, depressed, anxious, bereaved, lonely or struggling with everyday life.
Anyone can contact Samaritans for free, any time, from any phone – even from a mobile without credit. Call 116 123. This number won’t show up on your phone bill.
Other organisations offering telephone support:
Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline – a confidential emotional support helpline offering a safe place to talk if you’re feeling worried, stressed or low, or if you’re concerned about someone else. Call 0808 800 2234 Text 0786 002 2821