Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Samaritans are working to make sure fewer people die by suicide.
We aim to achieve this vision by making it our mission to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicide feelings and suicidal behaviour.
Our service seeks to provide emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of emotional distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
We’re there for people when they need us, which could be any time of day or night. People talk to us for as long as they like, as many times as they like. We don't rush, interrupt or push anyone out of the door. We let people lead the conversation at their own pace. There are no waiting lists, and no assessments.
We don’t pass on what people tell us. Not even the name of someone that calls us. For some, we’re the only place they can turn to without fear of repercussions. For others that might worry about burdening friends or family, we offer a safe place to turn.
Every six seconds, we respond to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. We're here for anyone who needs someone.
Being a Samaritan means being there for people who need someone to listen. Last year over 20,000 people volunteered their time with us. Find out more about volunteering with us.
For any further information please contact us or visit our Samaritans website below.