Samaritans joins forces with Facebook

Samaritans is partnering with Facebook to launch a digital service for users to raise the alarm if they are concerned that friends on the social network are in need of help.

/k/i/f/Samaritans.jpg

Facebook users that are concerned that an online friend may be feeling suicidal, can use the SamaritansFacebook Help Centre to alert the social network to content such as status updates or wall posts that indicate that there might be something wrong.

Facebook will then put the Samaritans in touch with the at risk user.

The digital link up with Facebook extends Samaritans confidential service to the person raising their concerns.

The charity is also running an awareness campaign through its Facebook page giving users advice on how to support vulnerable friends by identifying signs of distress and how to ask friends if there is a problem.

The campaign will be backed by a number of celebrities including Stephen Fry, pop star Eliza Doolittle and The Wire actor Dominic West.

Recommended

/f/o/o/starbucksnew160.jpg

Starbucks brews a year of activity

Rosie Baker

Starbucks officially revealed its new global brand identity this week setting off a year-long programme of events and launches as part of the coffee chain’s 40th anniversary celebrations. In the 40 years since it opened its first store in Seattle, Starbucks has swelled to 17,000 stores in 55 countries. It serves 60 million customers a […]

Comments

    Leave a comment

    Close

    Discover even more as a subscriber

    This article is available for subscribers only.

    Sign up now for your access-all-areas pass.

    If you're an existing paid print subscriber find out how to get access here.

    Subscribers enjoy unlimited access to unrivalled coverage of the biggest issues in marketing, alongside practical advice from the digital experts at Econsultancy.

    With a subscription to Marketing Week Premium you will get full access to:

    > World-renowned columnists

    > Analysis & case studies

    > Exclusive leading-edge insight

    > Carefully curated reports & briefings from Econsultancy

    > Plus, much more including a £300 discount for the Festival of Marketing

    Subscribe now

    Got a question?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3703 or email customerservices@marketingweek.com

    If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here

    Subscribers enjoy unlimited access to unrivalled coverage of the biggest issues in marketing, alongside practical advice from the digital experts at Econsultancy.

    With a subscription to Marketing Week Premium you will get full access to:

    > World-renowned columnists

    > Analysis & case studies

    > Exclusive leading-edge insight

    > Carefully curated reports & briefings from Econsultancy

    > Plus, much more including a £300 discount for the Festival of Marketing

    Subscribe now