Charity information

Samaritans

Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK & Ireland. Whatever you're going through, we're here to help, 24/7, 365 days a year. No names. No pressure. No judgement.

Founded 1953

  • Mission statement

    Mission: 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

    Vision: For a society in which: Fewer people die by suicide; people are able to explore their feelings and people are able to acknowledge and respect the feelings of others

    Values: Based on 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 and that everyone has the right to make fundamental decisions about their own life, including the decision to die by suicide.

  • Aims

    Samaritans aims to:

    • Reaching out to high risk groups and communities to reduce the risk of suicide
    • Being available 24 hours a day to provide emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of emotional distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide
    • Influencing public policy and raising awareness of the challenges of reducing suicide
    • Working in partnership with other organisations, agencies and experts
  • Overview

    Established: November 1953

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 90

    Part time staff: 7

    Volunteers: 18750

    Phone number: 0208 394 8283

    Address: The Upper Mill Kingston Road Ewell Surrey KT17 2AF

     
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