News: Scotland

Tuesday 10th May 2016

Samaritans Scotland comment on the sad news of young footballer’s death

It is tragic to hear the news of young footballer Chris Mitchell who sadly took his own life last...

Friday 4th March 2016

Scottish Mental Health Partnership responds to 10-year Mental Health Strategy

Scottish Government published a new 10-year Mental Health Strategy on 30th March, which it...

Tuesday 26th January 2016

Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Mental Health, launches Samaritans new free phone number campaign

The number of people calling Samaritans’ helpline has risen by around 15 per cent since the charity...

Tuesday 15th December 2015

Samaritans in Scotland poised to take calls as new survey reveals extent of festive loneliness and isolation

PRESS RELEASE Mon 14 December 2015 Samaritans has released new figures showing the extent of...

Tuesday 15th December 2015

“Samaritans Helped Me Through, Which Made Me Keen To Tell Others About The Lifeline They Offer”

PRESS RELEASE Nicola Gee, who contacted Samaritans after she experienced depression, is encouraging...