We’re researching the factors that drive suicide and using it to recommend the policy changes needed to save more lives.
Suicide facts and figures
We're the only organisation collating suicide data for all UK nations and the Republic of Ireland.
Our latest work
Read and download our most recent reports, briefings and research.
National and local suicide prevention plans
We’re working with governments across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Support for people who self-harm
Our report, Pushed from pillar to post, shows that there is no consistently effective support available to people who self-harm.
Inequality and suicide
People living in the most disadvantaged communities face the highest risk of dying by suicide. Read our recommendations and report.
Coronavirus and suicide
Samaritans research on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on people’s wellbeing.
The internet and suicide
The role online content can play in suicide risk and self harm is complex. Read about our research and recommendations for online safety.
Young people and suicide
Many young people say they often feel lonely and that it's difficult to get the help and support they need.
Middle-aged men and suicide
Middle-aged men are more likely to die by suicide than any other age group. We have conducted years of research to explore what can be done to better support men who are struggling.
Alcohol and suicide
There is a strong link between alcohol and suicide. We've explored this relationship with people who've experienced it themselves.
Prisons and suicide
People in prison are significantly more likely to die by suicide than people in the general population.
Understanding our services
Research shows the impact of Samaritans services for people in emotional distress.
Suicide bereavement services
The impact of suicide can be complex and acute.
Gender and suicide
Suicide is a gendered problem. An in-depth understanding of the role of gender as a factor influencing suicide risk is key to improving suicide prevention for both, men and women.
Gambling-related harms and suicide
Samaritans is undertaking a programme of work around suicide and gambling-related harms. Read our policy position here.
Current tenders for research and evaluation projects
We commission numerous research and evaluation projects each year.
Lived Experience at Samaritans
At Samaritans, we know the importance of listening, so we’re creating more opportunities for people with personal experience of using our services, and of suicide and self-harm, including those bereaved, to share their views and experiences with us.
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Ethnicity and suicide
There is some evidence that suicide rates are unequal between different ethnic groups.