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.
Read more about the the Scottish Government’s Suicide Prevention Strategy
The Scottish Mental Health Partnership helps organisations in Scotland address challenges in mental health and wellbeing in Scotland.
Find your local Samaritans branch in Scotland
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
For emotional support: 116 123 or contact your local branch
Email Samaritans for emotional support
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.
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:
Policy and Communications Officer
24 Canning Street
Edinburgh EH3 8EG
0131 556 7058 - Scotland office number only, please call 116 123 to speak to Samaritans