Why we need your help
Each day around 16 people take their life in the UK and Ireland. In the next hour, we'll receive 600 calls for help.
The situation right now
died by suicide across the UK and Ireland in 2017.
5 million calls for help
are received by Samaritans a year.
is what we need to answer a call from someone struggling to cope
How we're making a difference
Every 7 seconds
a Samaritans volunteer answers a call for help.
volunteers help us deliver our lifesaving service.
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...
...82p goes on our services and just 18p is invested in raising the next £1.
We helped 590,000 people in 2017 with our outreach work in communities.