Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Published by IFOTES on 22 December 2018

Christmas is a time of sharing and a time of caring.

It is a time to enjoy the company of loved ones and to show family and friends how important they are. Those who work in the Telephone Emergency Services around the world also know that Christmas has another side, a darker side. It can be a time when expectations are high and when disappointment can be tenfold, accentuated by the belief that everyone else is having a good time. Volunteers and leaders know how important their presence is for callers over this period and they will share their time both with those they love and with those they listen to.

The New Year will be an exciting year for IFOTES with our Congress 2019 in Udine.

We do hope that many of you will join us there to explore

the themes of loneliness and relationships.