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Just talking can make all the difference
FamilyLine
give volunteers the necessary
skills to talk to callers.
Families can be hard work
Opportunities to work from office
HEALTH
sometimes. No two families
or home. For further information
are the same and their
please contact Tracy on 01306-
problems are as numerous as they are
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varied. With the credit crunch, job
losses and rising repossessions
Thank you so
Further details about the charity
even more people than ever from
much you helped
can be found on their Website
www.familyline.org.uk.
New Malden and Worcester Park me keep things
are seeking help from FamilyLine in perspective
A female caller whose husband
Surrey. has left her and she is worried
about money. She has a very
Jeff Travis Chairman of FamilyLine pressurised job working long hours and looking
Surrey said “We helped many families in 2008 after two small children. She is not sure how
are expecting our calls to rise in 2009 as more she will cope with it all and just wanted to talk to
people feel the effects of the current economic someone about it.
climate”. “We have lots of trained, sensitive and
compassionate volunteers ready to take calls”. “It is great to know that you are there to support
my son and I through this difficult time
FamilyLine Surrey is a freephone confidential ”Female caller rang as she did not know what to
helpline offering help and support to any family do with a drug addicted, self harming son who
member who is coping with the most rewarding was lying on his bed having cut himself. We
yet challenging job of being a parent, bringing talked through her various options and some
up children or living with teenagers. Sometimes ways that she could cope. She said she did not
life is really tough for families when a break up is feel so alone now.
occurring, children are being bullied or parents
feel they are not coping and are isolated and
alone. FamilyLine Surrey is here to listen, help
BOOTCAMP
and support them.
EVERY SUNDAY 11:15
A trained volunteer will listen with total attention
and talk through problems such as parenting,
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substance misuse, and many more. The Personal training
volunteer will not hurry or rush the caller and
For your free consultation,
calls are free on 0808 800 5678. Specialist help
please call Kimberley
can be signposted from FamilyLine’s extensive
database.
on 07886 866003
Comments such as “It’s good to talk things
through … I don’t feel so alone now”; “You don’t
know how good it feels just to talk to someone
DOES YOUR BUSINESS
about this … I have bottled it up for years”; or “It
STAND OUT FROM
really helps to have someone outside the family
to talk to, thank you for being there”, confirm that THE CROWD?
FamilyLine meets a growing need for someone
to talk to in today’s frantic and fragmented
society.
FamilyLine is well supported in the community
and due to an increase in callers are looking
to recruit more helpline volunteers. The next
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