Whatever you're facing, a Samaritan will face it with you
Every day, Samaritans volunteers respond to around 10,000 calls for help.
The Samaritan's are there, day or night, for anyone who's struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, but there to take action to prevent the crisis.
The Samaritan's give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.
The Samaritan's offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.
In prisons, schools, hospitals 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 life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans' vision is that fewer people die by suicide.
That's why they work tirelessly to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.
View the Samaritan's vision, mission and values
About the Samaritans
During 2020, more than 20,000 people volunteered their time for Samaritans.
- Over 16,200 trained listening volunteers responded to calls for help.
- Over 3,200 volunteers supported the running of our 201 branches.
- Over 1,000 prisoners volunteered as trained Listeners.