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Brew Monday 2019

On 17 June 2019, Samaritans are asking Kiwis to turn Blue Monday into Brew Monday by getting together with family, friends or work colleagues for a cup of tea and a chat in an effort to banish the winter blues.

Samaritans believe getting together for a cup of tea and talking is a great way to connect with people and improve your mental health. 

Volunteer for Samaritans

Samaritans Wellington are seeking volunteers to answer calls to our helpline for those feeling lonely, depressed or suicidal. 

You can make an amazing difference by becoming a volunteer telephone counsellor for Samaritans and helping to support people when they need someone to talk to or when they are going through a difficult time in their life.

Samaritans at Jumbo Tennis


Samaritans at Jumbo Tennis

On Friday 2 March, Samaritans volunteers and supporters got all dressed up at the Rotary Club of Wellington's Jumbo Tennis Event to raise awareness for Samaritans suicide prevention work.

Mayor of Wellington, Justin Lester  came along to play for Samaritans team, as well as local Wellington actors Gavin Rutherford and Bronwyn Turei.