Welcome to Samaritans of the Isle of Man

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Douglas 5 Victoria Place Douglas Isle of Man

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Phone for details

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 emailSamaritans@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.  

Samaritans of the Isle of Man news

  • World suicide Prevention Day - 10th September

    6th September 2016
    This World Suicide Prevention Day, Samaritans is joining forces with the founder of recent online suicide prevention campaign ITSOKAYTOTALK, Luke Ambler, to tell men in particular that It’s okay to talk. The aim is to reach as many men as possible online and offline with information about how to seek help if you need to and what support is available if you do.
  • Isle of Man fundraiser Jackie Turley is using pedal power in support of her local branch of the Samaritans.

    Jackie Turley cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats
    1st September 2016
    Jackie, aged 32, will be cycling the 961 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats over 13 days in September. She is completing the gruelling challenge in memory of her brother Richard, who turned to the Samaritans for support after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Jackie said: 'We discovered after Richard died in 2003 that he had been making regular donations to the Isle of Man branch of the Samaritans.
  • Tower of Refuge, Ramsey Swing Bridge & Pulrose Power Station to be lit up green

    21st July 2016
    The Tower of Refuge, Ramsey Swing Bridge and Pulrose Power Station will be lit green on Sunday evening to mark the Samaritans’ annual National Awareness Day. On Douglas Head will be an informal gathering open to anyone, including those touched through suicide. It will start at 8.30pm and include a memorial prayer, candle lighting and petal scatter. Samaritans Isle of Man Director Gill Porter said: ‘Raising awareness of the charity’s work is threefold. ‘First, it lets those who need someone to talk to know that we are there for them, 24/7. ‘Second, it allows us to let people know about the different services we provide. ‘And third, it helps us find more volunteers, without whom we could not deliver those services – answering calls, texts and emails, not to mention the various admin roles we need to carry out. We thank the Department of Infrastructure and Manx Utilities for their support.’
  • July "Talk to Us" Campaign 2016

    July 2016 "Talk to Us" campaign - This year we are going to be focusing on a different aspect of Samaritans each week during July. Week 1 - "We Listen", Week 2 - "Where we Listen", Week 3 - "Who Listens", Week 4 - "Why we Listen"