8 November 2018 by Ashton Carter
Fisher Jones Greenwood Solicitors are delighted to announce that it is working in informal-partnership with the Samaritans of Chelmsford & Mid Essex to provide both legal and support services to the Chelmsford region and beyond.
The Samaritans are operated by a workforce of volunteers who all share the vision that fewer people die by suicide. The Samaritans work to achieve this vision by making it their mission to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicide feelings and suicidal behaviour.
In Chelmsford, the Samaritans are open for half the week, many days around the clock. The core of its work is a telephone helpline, in addition, to which it offers a drop-in service for face-to-face discussion, provides emotional support via email and SMS, undertakes outreach at festivals and other outdoor events and trains prisoners as “Listeners” to provide support within HMP Chelmsford.
The Samaritans are locally run, entirely by volunteers.
With the support of Fisher Jones Greenwood and working in partnership with them, the Chelmsford & Mid Essex Samaritans can stay open; each year answering 20,000 calls, spending 4,500 hours on the telephone and replying to 2,300 texts and 2,000 emails.
Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP
Fisher Jones Greenwood Solicitors, with more than 35 years’ experience, has over 160 lawyers, paralegals and support staff to deal with all legal needs. Its modern, forward-thinking approach has seen it stay at the forefront of what is now a fast-moving, evolving market. This has been achieved by listening to its clients’ feedback and committing to providing the highest possible levels of customer service.
From commercial property and commercial litigation through to employment law and immigration services, Fisher Jones Greenwood can help all clients in most areas of law. Where clients’ needs and requirements are paramount, you can trust Fisher Jones Greenwood to provide innovative services and straightforward, commercially relevant advice to all our clients.
The Samaritans and Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP are committed to working together to raise the awareness and reach of the good work done by both the Samaritans and Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP, the latter especially through its charitable foundation known as the ‘FJG Foundation’. By working together, it is hoped that a real impact can be made in Chelmsford and the surrounding areas, to reduce the number of emotional distress cases recorded and ensure those that need the support offered by the Samaritans and Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP, receive it.
Both the Chelmsford & Mid Essex Samaritans and Fisher Jones Greenwood Solicitors are very excited to be working in informal-partnership with one another to extend the remit of the services provided by each service and doing what they can to help those in the local communities of Essex.
If you would like advice or information in relation to any of the services offered or provided by either the Samaritans or Fisher Jones Greenwood, please contact our Corporate Commercial Team on 01206 700113 or [email protected].