Samaritans in Scotland

Samaritans in Scotland

In Scotland we opened our first branch in Edinburgh in 1959.  Since then we have grown to 19 branches supported by over 1,000 volunteers across the country, stretching from Shetland to the Scottish Borders. We received over 1.1 million contacts from people across the country between 2010 and 2014.

Day or night, a Samaritans volunteer is there to give support to anyone feeling down or struggling to cope.

Find out the latest news from Scotland

Suicide in Scotland

Read more about the the Scottish Government’s Suicide Prevention Strategy


Samaritans' work in Scotland

Samaritans works right across Scotland in partnership with a range of other organisations to help us deliver our vision that fewer people die by suicide.

This includes operating a listener scheme in prisons in Scotland, our partnership with Network Rail and being there to help children and young people prepare for life's challenges by running workshops and providing materials for schools. We also support secondary schools in the aftermath of a suicide, through our Step by Step service.

If you think your organisation or your audience could benefit from working with Samaritans in Scotland, please get in touch.

Contact Samaritans Scotland

Volunteer with Samaritans in Scotland

If you are interested in becoming a Samaritans volunteer, please visit our volunteering pages where you will find out more about the variety of rewarding roles and how to apply.

Scotland office

We have a small team in Scotland to co-ordinate our work and engage with national partners, decision makers and the media. To get in touch please contact:

Jen Gracie
Policy and Communications Officer
Samaritans Scotland
CBC House
24 Canning Street
Edinburgh EH3 8EG

0131 556 7058 - Scotland office number only, please call 116 123 to speak to Samaritans