The Samaritans

Counselling and support

The Samaritans

The Samaritans offer their service by telephone, email, letter and face-to-face sessions in most of their branches.

d_samaritansThe Samaritans is a national charity providing confidential, non-judgemental emotional support 24-hours-a-day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. They are also there to talk to you even if you are worried about something, feel upset or confused, or just want to talk.

You can talk to Samaritans at any time of the day or night.

If you live outside of the UK and ROI, or wish to use a language other than English, please visit to find your nearest helpline.

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:
P.O. Box 90 90

Telephone: 08457 909090