We’re researching the factors that drive suicide and using it to recommend the policy changes needed to save more lives.
We're the only organisation collating suicide data for all UK nations and the Republic of Ireland.
Read and download our most recent reports, briefings and research.
We’re working with governments across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Our report, Pushed from pillar to post, shows that there is no consistently effective support available to people who self-harm.
Our report finds that deprivation, debt and inequality can increase suicide risk.
Samaritans research on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on people’s wellbeing.
The role online content can play in suicide risk and self harm is complex. Read about our research and recommendations for online safety.
Many young people say they often feel lonely and that it's difficult to get the help and support they need.
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.
There is a strong link between alcohol and suicide. We've explored this relationship with people who've experienced it themselves.
People in prison are significantly more likely to die by suicide than people in the general population.
Research shows the impact of Samaritans services for people in emotional distress.
The impact of suicide can be complex and acute.
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.
Samaritans is undertaking a programme of work around suicide and gambling-related harms. Read our policy position here.
We commission numerous research and evaluation projects each year.
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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There is some evidence that suicide rates are unequal between different ethnic groups.
We are looking for 2 people from relevant academic and professional backgrounds in research, to join the Samaritans Research Ethics Board (SREB).