Help create a world where fewer people die by suicide.


How Samaritans is encouraging men in rural communities to seek help

Our award winning Real People, Real Stories campaign is reaching men in rural communities who are struggling to cope.

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Small Talk Saves Lives

A simple question or observation can be all it takes to interrupt someone’s suicidal thoughts and could help set them on the path to recovery. Trust your instincts and start a simple conversation. You could save a life.

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Saving Lives Can't Wait

Suicide rates in England are as high now as they were 20 years ago. This is unacceptable. Saving lives can't wait: the time for action is now.

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Brew Monday 2024

Right now is the perfect time to connect over a cuppa. It doesn’t matter if it’s Monday morning or Saturday night. If you’re sharing a cuppa and listening, you’re doing it right.


Real People, Real Stories

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50, with men aged 20-59 at the highest risk. We commissioned a survey that shows there's still a stigma around men seeking help when they're struggling.


Samaritans Awareness Day - 24/7

Every year in July, Samaritans branches in the UK and Republic of Ireland hold local events to raise awareness that Samaritans are here to listen to anyone who's struggling to cope, at any time of the day or night.

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Every year, on 10 September, organisations around the world get together to raise awareness about suicide prevention.

Dear Prime Minister

We are calling on the government to work in full partnership with the mental health and wider voluntary sector and their allies to shape a New Social Contract for a mentally healthier society.


We Listen

Our award-winning poster campaign in stations around Great Britain.

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Local Action Saves Lives

In 2016, we wrote to local politicians across the UK.

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