Samaritans provide emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feeling suicidal. You can contact their helpline, email them, or use their webchat feature. They are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. They are open to all age groups and backgrounds, nationwide.
"The fact that somebody understood, did not criticise, did not palm me off, did not judge or advise... gave me back my confidence in me as a person."
272 Queens Road, Sheffield, S2 4DL
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Samaritans also offer talks to staff groups about their work and can provide free leaflets. Requests for talks or leaflets can be addressed to the branch director at
They hold information sessions for those interested in volunteering with them, for information about volunteering, please see www.samaritans.org.
Online chat is in the pilot stage and not always available. You can see if online chat is open by following the link to contact a Samaritan: https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/.