Samaritans Blog

Samaritans vision is for a society without poverty, where there is inclusion, care, dignity and opportunity for all its citizens.

However there are roadblocks in the community holding back this vision.

Our blogs seek to identify these roadblocks and point to ways to overcome them.

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Blog Posts

Keeping families strong

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A word from our Acting CEO, Brad Webb: “Stronger Families, Stronger Communities” This week is Families Week, a week to celebrate families in all their glorious diversity. This year’s theme, Stronger Families, Stronger Communities, highlights the critical role of families…

The power of young people

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A word from our Acting CEO, Brad Webb: Whenever I spend time with young people, most recently when I visited the Samaritans youth refuge in Newcastle, I’m reminded of one thing: they are incredibly powerful if they’re just given a…

Tackling Everyday Sexism

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“Jeez, it’s just a joke.” “You’re offended? Ugh, it’s political correctness gone mad!” Sound familiar? These are the common responses you’d likely hear if everyday sexism is called out. What is everyday sexism, you might ask? It’s not a silly…

An inspiring determination to succeed

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I recently had the pleasure of attending the annual Bean Counters Ball, a fundraising event that raises money to support youth and education in our region, including Samaritans Student Accommodation. One of the highlights of the evening was the privilege…