Samaritans

by Jonathan on December 3, 2002

Radiohead has donated a live video performance of “Idioteque” to the Samaritans, a counseling service that Phil volunteers with. Here’s some info from BBC Radio 1:

Radiohead are backing a new Samaritans counselling service, which lets people email in, totally anonymously, with their problems.
The idea is to target teenagers, especially young men, who have trouble talking through their feelings on the phone.
The band’s drummer, Phil Selway, has been a volunteer for years. He says we all may need the Samaritans at some point in our life, particularly with recent figures out:
“There are some alarming statistics. I think it’s the World Health Organisation that say by 2020 they think the biggest killer will be depression. So you have those very stark figures and then you suddenly think…”
“Something like the Samaritans which is talking about getting feelings out into the open and actually looking for emotional support – well, suddenly it has a very important role in community and our society.”
The band have also donated a live track and video to the Samaritans website.

You can download the “Idioteque” video from www.changeourminds.com, which is part of the Samaritans website.
Phil recently spoke with XFM about the Samaritans, which you can read here.



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