Charity

sams

In the early Seventies I met Chad Varah who founded the Samaritans, the organisation that offers support to the suicidal, and I was a volunteer at the branch in Central London for many years. www.samaritans.org

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I have also been a volunteer at the Maytree Respite Centre for the Suicidal in Finsbury Park, which offers residential support. www.maytree.org.uk

whc

I have been patron of a small charity called Women’s Health Concern since 2002, which offers advice to women on areas of health that are often poorly served by the NHS. www.womens-health-concern.org

beat

I am also involved with Beat, formerly the Eating Disorders Association. I am patron of the Cirencester Beat Self-Help Group and was a Trustee of the main charity for six years and am now a member of the Beat Council. www.b-eat.co.uk