TLP Market Stall – Saturday September 30th


Awareness Raising Market Stall


On Saturday 30th September Listeners from The Listening Place manned a market stall to raise awareness of their work.  It was hailed ‘a great success’ by Publicity Officer, Jill Lakeman.  She said “We had a brilliant day.  Members of the public visited the stall and we were able to explain our service.  Some expressed interest in training to become Listeners and some people came up to say ‘thank you’ for the help they had received from The Listening Place.  That was particularly heartwarming.”


Established nearly 20 years ago, The Listening Place provides a friendly and safe place where people can share whatever is on their mind with a Trained Listener.  Listeners don’t interrupt, advise or judge but, by listening, can often help to find a way forward.  The service is completely free and confidential.  No notes are taken or kept and only first names are used.


‘Now, more than ever, people need our Listening service’, commented Sue Robbins, Manager of The Listening Place. ‘We are probably unique in Salisbury, as we provide walk-in, face-to-face sessions, where people can talk through their problems, worries or concerns’