Who are Samaritans?
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
If you live outside of the UK and ROI, visit www.befrienders.org to find your nearest helpline.
Volunteers offer support by responding to phone calls, emails and letters. Alternatively people can drop in to a branch to have a face to face meeting.
Across the UK you can call Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 for the price of a local call. In the Republic of Ireland call 1850 60 90 90.
You can also email Samaritans email@example.com, write to Chris, PO Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA or if you are deaf or hard of hearing use the single national minicom number 08457 90 91 92.
The service is offered by 17,000 trained volunteers and is entirely dependent on voluntary support. There are 201 branches of Samaritans in the UK and Republic of Ireland
Common reasons to call Samaritans are:
· Relationship and family problems
· Loss, including loss of a job, a friend or a family member through bereavement
· Financial worries
· Job-related stress or overwork
· College or study related stress
· Body image issues
Volunteers offer support by responding to phone calls, emails and letters. Alternatively, you can often drop in to a branch to have a face to face meeting.
"There\'s very few places you can go to in the world where you can pick up a telephone and another human being, no matter why they\'re doing it, will listen to you unconditionally. If you want to pour out in a phonecall, they will listen for hours, for as long as you need them to." Samaritans caller
Write to us:
Samaritans, The Upper Mill, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AF