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The Samaritans

Locations
The Samaritans
The Upper Mill, Kingston Road
Ewell, SRY KT17 2AF
United Kingdom
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Phone
+44 (0)20 8394 8300
Fax
+44 (0)20 8394 8301
Contact
Email contact form
Website
http://www.samaritans.org/



The Samaritans

Samaritans provides completely confidential emotional support 24 hours a day by telephone, personal visit, email, and letter, through its branch network – support that includes outreach activity at festivals and outside our centres in prisons, hospitals, schools, the workplace and with homeless people. Their purpose is to:

  • enable persons who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those who may be at risk of suicide, to receive confidential emotional support at any time of the day or night from appropriately trained Samaritans in order to improve their emotional health and to reduce the incidence of suicide; and
  • promote a better understanding in society of suicide, suicidal behaviour and the value of expressing feelings which may otherwise lead to suicide or impaired emotional health.

Samaritans is a national charity and the co-ordinating body for the 201 Samaritans branches in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, each of which is an independent charitable organisation. This includes 2 “non-brick” branches (Festival and Correspondence). The branches are organised and work together in 13 geographic regions to offer emotional support to callers.

Samaritans Research:
Samaritans is committed to carrying out high quality research to develop our understanding in a number of areas:

  • The impact of our emotional support services
  • The needs of our callers
  • Mental health issues, including suicide prevention
  • Voluntary sector

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