Samaritans supports schools, college communities and other youth settings across the UK and Republic of Ireland through our postvention services, lesson plans and school talks.
Samaritans Schools talks
Samaritans branches have trained teams of volunteers, who can visit a school, college or youth group to give a talk to young people.
Step by Step
Step by Step is a Samaritans service that provides practical support to help schools prepare for and recover from a suspected or attempted suicide.
DEAL: Developing Emotional Awareness and Listening
DEAL is a free resource for teachers and other educational professionals designed to help develop resilience in young people.
For education professionals
Find out how we can help you support young people.
For parents and carers
Find out more about what we do and how you can also help your child.
For young people
Everyone experiences difficult feelings from time to time, and often we don’t know what to do to help us get back on track.
Step by Step provides practical support and guidance to help school, college and HEI communities prepare for, and recover from, a suspected or attempted suicide.
Contact the Samaritans Education team
If you have any questions about our work in schools and education, please get in touch here.
Compassion in Education
Download or view our Compassion in Education toolkit, our free resource designed to help teaching staff and educational professionals in Wales develop compassionate approaches in the workplace.