In your community
With over 20,000 volunteers based in 201 branches across 5 nations, we’re actively involved in a community near you.
We reach out and work with schools, colleges and universities, workplaces, health and welfare services, homeless shelters, prisons and other charities.
We also promote awareness of our service at local social venues, community events and music festivals.
We work with organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors.
Our pioneering partnership with Network Rail has resulted in training for thousands of rail staff, a new Samaritans call-out service and a National Suicide Prevention Group.
We help children and young people prepare for life’s challenges by running workshops and providing materials.
We also support secondary schools in the aftermath of a suicide, through our Step by Step service.
The way suicide is reported in the media has an impact on people reading or watching. Our work actively encourages all media to portray suicide fairly and sensitively while our media guidelines are recognised as a valuable resource by influential editors and journalists.
People inside prison are 6 times more likely to kill themselves than people outside. That’s why we’ve been working with prison services for over 20 years, and now have a special Listener scheme in 145 prisons.
Find out more about our work in prisons.
Samaritans has dedicated offices in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Find out more about supporting Samaritans locally, creating new partnerships, or what's happening in your region.