New Lifeline manager

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LEADING counselling charity, Contact, which runs the regional crisis helpline service Lifeline 08088088000, has appointed Mervyn Reid as its new manager responsible for the Northern Trust area.

Mervyn is responsible for the management and promotion of the Lifeline service in addition to working as a shift team leader for the Lifeline 24/7 centre in Derry.

He is the first point of contact for health service staff, schools and colleges, local community/voluntary groups or anyone involved in local mental health initiatives, who wish to learn more about Lifeline and how it can support local people in times of distress or despair.

Mervyn has worked for Lifeline for more than three years as a telephone and face to face counsellor. He also worked for Contact in its school counselling and Accident & Emergency projects.

For further information on Lifeline or Contact, please contact Mervyn on 02871279449 or by email on or visit or