The Samaritans of Taunton and Somerset

The Samaritans of Taunton and Somerset

Charity information

The Samaritans of Taunton and Somerset

We offer confidential emotional support by phone 24 hours every day.
We receive visitors who wish to visit our branch to talk face to face.
We answer emails and texts from people who are distressed

Founded 1968

  • Mission statement

    There’s no typical person who calls Samaritans’ helpline. There’s no typical problem that people talk to us about.
    People talk to us about job stresses, being out of work, money troubles, family struggles, relationship issues, trying to measure up, feeling alone, feeling worthless, feeling sad or angry all the time, getting into trouble, being abused, feeling suicidal, needing to drink to get through the day…
    It doesn’t matter what kind of problem you have or how big or small it may seem compared to the problems other people have. What matters to us is how your life is making you feel.
    Sometimes people get to a point where they feel they can’t cope, where it all feels too much to handle. It’s worse if you feel you can’t talk to anyone about what’s weighing on your mind.
    That’s where we come in. You can talk to us about anything that’s troubling you. If something is hurting or upsetting you, talk to us about it.
    Whatever life’s done to you or whatever you’ve done…we’re here.
    On any given day, any one of us might need to talk about what’s causing us pain in our lives.
    Samaritans’ helpline is confidential, because we know people need to feel safe so they can be open about their feelings. No one outside of Samaritans will know what you have told us or even that you’ve been in touch with us.
    We aim to ask everyone who contacts us if they have suicidal feelings. By encouraging people to talk through suicidal feelings, we hope that fewer people will choose to die by suicide.

  • Aims

    The Samaritans of Taunton and Somerset aims to:

    • To be available 24 hours a day 365 days a year to provide emotional support to people who are in distress or dispair in the hope that - Fewer People Die by Suicide
  • Overview

    Established: April 1968

    Registered Charity Number: 271224

    Board members: 10

    Volunteers: 90

    Phone number: 01823 289456

    Address: 16 Wood Street Taunton Somerset TA1 1UN

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