Why we need your help

Every 90 minutes, someone in the UK or Ireland takes their own life. In the next hour, we'll respond to more than 400 calls for help.

The situation right now

6,944 people

died by suicide across the UK and Ireland in 2018

1 million hours

spent by Samaritans volunteers every year responding to calls for help


is what we need to answer a call from someone struggling to cope


How we're making a difference

10,000 calls for help

are responded to by Samaritans volunteers every day.


volunteers help us deliver our lifesaving service.

201 branches

open 365 days a year, where people can talk in person.

For every £1 donated to Samaritans and its branches in the UK and Ireland...

...80p goes on our services and just 20p is invested in raising the next £1.

In 2020, despite social distancing measures and lockdown restrictions, we still reached over 65,000 people through our work in local communities.

Support us today

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