Our vision is for a Scotland where fewer lives are lost to suicide and where everyone can get the right help and support when they need it most.
We have provided a vital lifeline for people in crisis and distress for more than six decades, since our first branch in Scotland answered their first call for help in 1959.
Our free helpline is here for anyone who is struggling, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Every year volunteers in Scotland spend a collective 60,000 hours providing emotional support - the equivalent of 2,500 days of listening.
With nearly 1,000 volunteers and 19 branches, stretching from the Scottish Borders to the Highlands and Islands, we work with communities across the country to support suicide prevention locally and promote mental and emotional wellbeing.
Through our partnership with the Scottish Prison Service, we provide emotional support to inmates who are struggling. And you’ll find our volunteers out in their community: running workshops and training for schools, colleges and workplaces, talking to commuters at train stations or offering emotional support at foodbanks and other community services.
And at national level we campaign for action to reduce stigma and increase understanding of suicide, to make suicide prevention a national priority and to improve support for people experiencing crisis and distress.
You can find out more about Samaritans Scotland's Strategic Delivery Plan for 2022-24 here.