Emotional support to people in Dublin
Dublin Samaritans was the first branch to be set up in the Republic of Ireland and we are one of the largest branches within the Samaritans organisation. Established in 1970, we can be found in the centre of Dublin, opposite the Abbey Theatre where we take calls from people who need us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As well as calling on the phone, people can visit the branch between 10am and 10pm every day .
Volunteers in Dublin
Dublin Samaritans currently has around 250 volunteers and each year, on average, we provide:
- support to just under 100,000 people
- a listening service to people that equates to 507 days non-stop
- 12,168 hours of non-stop listening
- talks to 109 schools
- 4,800 students with information on our services.
If you would like to become a volunteer or simply want to find out more, fill out our volunteering form.
Samaritans support prisoners in Dublin
Dublin Samaritans has visited, and helped, prisoners for the last 22 years. In 2002 the first Listener Scheme was introduced in Cloverhill and the Branch now has Listener Schemes in 6 prisons in the area. The aim of these programs is to train prisoners to be Samaritans and offer emotional support to fellow inmates around the clock. At present we have around 40 trained Listeners in Dublin Prisons. You can read more information here.
Raising funds for Dublin Samaritans
Like any charity, we rely on donations and fundraising from our supporters. Find out how you can help contribute to the running costs of Dublin Samaritans.