About the Isle of Man Samaritans
Our branch has been providing support to people in our local area and beyond for many years. We offer emotional support in person, by telephone, by email and by text and on average each year we help over 26,000 people going through a tough time.
Our Work in the Isle of Man community
A really important part of Samaritans work is to reach out to people in the community and work with other organisations to raise awareness of what we do and offer support to as many people as we can.
We have an outreach team who work with, for example, local schools. We love giving talks to anyone who invites us, so we can spread the word.
Volunteering in our Branch
Everyone in the Branch is a volunteer, from Gill our Director to our part time fundraisers. We have between 55 and 60 volunteers. Although Samaritans is best known for its listening volunteers who answer the telephones, there are so many other ways in which you can help us. We have roles in administration, fundraising, IT support and building maintenance for example.
We hold regular information sessions about volunteering with us. For details about the next one, please emaill Samaritans@manx.net'
All information sessions will be held at our centre which is located at 5 Victoria Place, Douglas. To book your place, please email Samaritans@manx.net
- We really look forward to hearing from you.
Raising Funds for our Branch!
There are so many ways you can raise money for us!
Each year our branch recieves over 22,800 calls for support. We need your support to help us to make sure we can be there for anyone who needs us.
There are many ways in which you can help us; no contribution is too small to make a big difference.
Our Work in the Isle of Man Prison
Volunteers from the Samaritans visit every Saturday morning and prisoners are able to talk with them in absolute confidence. If a prisoner wishes to see a Samaritans volunteer they can ask an officer to book them an appointment through the safer custody officer.
Alternatively, prisoners may call the Samaritans at any time of the day through their pin phone, or request the Samaritans phone from one of the residential prison officers. Any conversation between the prisoner and the Samaritans volunteer is completely confidential and will not be discussed with prison staff.
Would you like one of our Speakers team to come and talk to you?
If you are a teacher at a school, or a member of a club or society we would be delighted to come and talk to you about the work Samaritans do.