Samaritans provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.

If you or someone you know is

  • finding it difficult to cope with everyday life,
  • is lacking in energy, not communicating with others,
  • is worried about drugs, alcohol, relationships or debt,

now is the time to get some support.

Most people find it helps to talk to someone they can trust. It could be a friend or partner, a family member or a close friend, a doctor or a helpline such as Samaritans.

Most people who contacted the Samaritans said talking or emailing helped them cope and feel less anxious, less isolated and more understood. You can talk to a trained Samaritan volunteer 24/7 about whatever you are going through.

Things on your mind and no one to talk to?

  • Trouble at home
  • Under pressure
  • Exam worries
  • You or a friend self harming 
  • Drug or alcohol problems
  • Want someone to just listen
  • Feeling really bad
  • Prefer to write it down -  Email us

Talking with friends, family, colleagues or someone like Samaritans about a problem is never easy but the hardest part is starting the conversation. 

All calls are confidential and no one will judge or tell you what to do. 

Contacting the Samaritans

Call 08457 90 90 90
Email us

or write a letter to
PO Box 9090

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