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 Borders.

We work across Scotland in partnership with a range of organisations to help us deliver our vision that fewer people die by suicide. This includes operating a listener scheme in prisons, 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.

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Suicide in Scotland

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


Contact Samaritans Scotland

Volunteer with Samaritans in Scotland

If you are interested in becoming a Samaritans volunteer, please visit our volunteering pages.

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 - Please note that we cannot provide emotional support from this office. Please call 116 123 to speak to Samaritans.