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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity working across the UK and Ireland to reduce the number of people who take their own lives and make sure there is someone here for anyone who is going through a difficult time.

www.samaritans.org

Charity

Registered charity no. 219432

Member since September 2018

About us

Whatever you’re facing, a Samaritan will face it with you.

Today, our unique 24-hour listening service will answer almost 15,000 calls for help. We are there 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, we’re a charity taking action to prevent the crisis. We give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And we encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.

Beyond our branches, we offer listening and support to 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 90 minutes someone in the UK or Ireland dies by suicide. Tragically, suicide remains the biggest killer of men under 50 and young people aged 16 to 24, and research shows that those living in more deprived areas are at increased risk. 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.

We need donations to help fund our life-saving work.

How your donation will make a difference

£5 is the cost to answer a call for help.

£96 could train and support an existing volunteer for a year.

£200 could cover the cost of a new volunteer.

£500 could keep Samaritans' phone line open for one hour.

It costs £3,105 per hour to deliver our service through 20,000 trained volunteers.

£12,000 could keep Samaritans’ phone line open for 24 hours.