Samaritans

The-Samaritans.gifSamaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. Samaritans’ vision is for a society in which:

  • Fewer people die by suicide
  • People are able to explore their feelings
  • People are able to acknowledge and respect the feelings of others.

Samaritans’ values are based on these beliefs:

  • The importance of having the opportunity to explore difficult feelings
  • That being listened to, in confidence and accepted without prejudice, can alleviate despair and suicidal feelings
  • That everyone has the right to make fundamental decisions about their own life.

Callers can contact the Samaritans by telephone, letter, email and Mincom. The commitment to making these means of access available 24 hours a day will be maintained by all branches. Callers can visit a branch for face-to-face support. Each branch will advertise when they are available for face to face support. Samaritans aim to ensure that telephone and Mincom callers are not kept waiting for a response and that as many as possible get through first time.

Tel: 08457 909090