GibSams Statement

GibSams was founded by Marielou Guerrero, as no Helpline was available in Gibraltar. The Freephone Helpline was and launched on 10th October 2017

The charity's helpline #116123 is open every day from 1800 [6 pm] to midnight. Operational times will increase in the near future once more volunteers have completed their training.

A confidential helpline which offers a listening service to anyone experiencing distress, despair or suicidal feelings.

It is important for people to have the opportunity to explore difficult feelings. Being listened to in confidence, and being accepted without prejudice, without being judged, can alleviate general distress, despair and suicidal feelings.

Often being listened to is enough to help someone through a time of distress. Even just showing that you are there for them, and that you know they are going through a distressing time, can in itself be a comfort.

For people who are lonely, despairing and possibly even considering suicide, the helpline is often the last hope – a place where they can talk in complete confidence about their deepest fears and darkest secrets.

Suffering from an emotional crisis not only affects the person concerned, it can have a ripple effect on the families who are then also in need of emotional support.

GibSams volunteers are trained to listen; you can talk to them any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever is getting to you. You do not have to give your name, neither does the listener; your call is anonymous and completely confidential and it cannot be traced back to you.

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