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 partership 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.
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
Contact Samaritans Scotland
Volunteer with Samaritans in Scotland
If you are interested in becoming a Samaritans volunteer, please visit our volunteering pages.
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