About Samaritans

  • Samaritans was founded in 1953 by Chad Varah 
  • They have 201 branches across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
  • Every six seconds, Samaritans responds to a call for help.

Their Vision, Mission and Values:

Samaritans' Vision is that fewer people die by suicide.

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

They do this by:

Being available 24 hours a day to provide emotional support for people who are struggling to cope, including those who have had thoughts of 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

Website: https://www.samaritans.org/

Phone Number: 

116 123 (UK)

116 123 (ROI)


[email protected] (UK)

[email protected] (ROI)