Text Samaritans on 07725 90 90 90 (UK) or 0872 60 90 90 (Republic of Ireland)
You don't have to give your name and they try to text you back in 10 minutes. There are no automated messages just real people.
Who can text?
It doesn't matter who you are or what your situation is. You can text one of their volunteers about anything that is troubling you. They will not judge you. They will not tell you what to do. But they will try to help you think things through.
What do texts cost?
Normal mobile rates apply. There are no extra costs.
Again, this is strictly confidential but you may choose to use a private e-mail address via, for example www.hotmail.com.
You can also write to them:
PO Box 90 90
Sterling FK8 2SA
Face to face meetings are also available at one of the 200 Samaritans centres. The number will be in your local phone directory or dial 192 for Directory Enquiries. But if your need is urgent, dial 08457 90 90 90