Samaritans is a charity dedicated to suicide prevention.
Today, our unique 24-hour listening service will answer almost
15,000 calls for help. We're there for anyone who’s struggling
to cope and who needs someone to listen without judgement or
Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis,
we’re taking action to prevent the crisis. We give people ways
to cope and the skills to be there for others; encouraging,
promoting and celebrating moments of connection between people
that can reduce feelings of loneliness, isolation and
Beyond our branches, we offer listening and
support to communities in times of need - in schools, hospitals,
prisons and on the rail network, Samaritans are working with
people who are going through a difficult time and training
others to do the same.
Every 90 minutes someone in the UK or Ireland
dies by suicide. That’s why, today and every day, Samaritans
works tirelessly to reach more people and to push for changes in
government policy that can save lives.
Whether it’s an ‘are you ok?’ at just the right
moment, or the midnight support of a trained volunteer; whether
it's better training in the workplace or campaigning for more
investment in national and local suicide prevention – we're