News: Statistics

Thursday 7th September 2017

Suicide rates fall to six-year low

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the suicide rate in Great...

Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Samaritans in Scotland calls for whole government approach to suicide prevention as rates rise

Samaritans in Scotland calls for renewed commitment to suicide prevention as suicides rise for the...

Friday 21st July 2017

Samaritans’ response to new figures suggesting a fall in suicides in England and Wales

Responding to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) data on deaths in England and Wales in 2016,...

Friday 30th June 2017

15,000 rail staff trained by Samaritans in suicide prevention

Samaritans has trained 15,000 rail and British Transport Police staff in suicide prevention skills

Around 1 in 6 rail staff is now trained to prevent people taking their lives on the railway, as...

Wednesday 31st May 2017

Calls to Samaritans reach record high

Samaritans volunteers responded to more than 5.7 million calls for help in 2016, an increase of...

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