The Kingston On Thames Samaritans

The Kingston On Thames Samaritans

Charity information

The Kingston On Thames Samaritans

We offer 24 hour confidential support to people in times of emotional distress or despair and aim to reduce the number of people who die by suicide by offering a safe place to talk.

Founded 1968

  • Mission statement

    Samaritans Vision is that fewer people die by suicide.

    We work to achieve this vision by making it our mission to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicide feelings and suicidal behaviour.

    We do this by:

    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

    Reaching out

    to high risk groups and communities to reduce the risk of suicide

    Working in partnership

    with other organisations, agencies and experts

    Influencing public policy

    and raising awareness of the challenges of reducing suicide

    We are committed to the following values:
    1. Listening, because exploring feelings alleviates distress and helps people to reach a better understanding of their situation and the options open to them
    2. Confidentiality, because if people feel safe, they are more likely to be open about their feelings
    3. People making their own decisions wherever possible, because we believe that people have the right to find their own solution and telling people what to do takes responsibility away from them
    4. Being non-judgemental, because we want people to be able to talk to us without fear of prejudice or rejection
    5. Human contact, because giving people time, undivided attention and empathy meets a fundamental emotional need and reduces distress and despair

  • Aims

    The Kingston On Thames Samaritans aims to:

    • Our aim is to offer a 24 hour service to those in need of emotional support and to reduce the number of people who die by suicide.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1968

    Registered Charity Number: 255682

    Board members: 10

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 168

    Phone number: 020 8399 6676

    Address: 12 St Andrews Road Surbiton Surrey KT6 4DT

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  • Reaching out

    Kingston Samaritans seeks to help people who are despairing, self-harming and/or suicidal.... More