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
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.
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...
...85p goes on our services and just 15p 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.