'We don't know when you might need us.

That's why we're open 24 hours a day.'

Samaritans are there for you 24 hours a day and seven days a week. They provide confidential emotional support for you if you are experiencing any feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

call 116 123 (UK) and 116 123 (ROI)

This is a free call from any phone and you don't have to be suicidal to call us. If you are worried about something or just need to talk to someone, call us now, any time, any day. Samaritans are here for you 24/7. It's best to call us if you need
us immediately.

Welsh language line
We also have a Welsh Language Line (Llinell Gymraeg):
0808 164 0123 (7pm-11pm, 7 days a week / 7pm-11pm, 7 diwrnod yr wythnos).

Supporting people who are deaf or who are hard of hearing
Please click here for details of the Next Generation Text (NGT) service
or simply email. See Samaritans website for more details

Or you can write to us at:

If you are worried, confused or upset, Samaritans are always there for you, even in the middle of the night. For as long as it takes, Samaritans will be there for you. You can make contact by phone, email, text or letter. There are also many local centres where you can visit.

Click here for Samaritans website

Common reasons to call Samaritans are:

  • Relationship and family problems
  • Loss, including loss of a job, a friend or a family member through bereavement
  • Financial worries
  • Job-related stress or overwork
  • College or study related stress
  • Body image issues

Do they have local branches?
Yes, you can also visit a Samaritans branch.
There are around 200 of them.

'One night, around 2am, I phoned Samaritans.'
A young woman spoke to me but I just didn’t know what to say. I couldn’t talk about what was happening. So she asked me what I’d done that day and gradually I was able to tell her my story. As I was talking I began to feel a sense of relief as it all came out. When I came off the phone after an hour I was overwhelmed by a feeling of peace and was able to go straight to sleep. 

It helped so much that I called back the following night. I spoke to a few different volunteers over the next two weeks. It was the same story every night; I just needed to tell someone about it all. They were brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
~ A Samaritans caller

I felt so alone just before dawn; I was very low
My husband had left me and I just felt so worthless. I had spoken to my friends but I didn't want to be a pain and wake them up. I felt like a tiny dot of sand.
Before I knew it, I heard a voice and realised I had called Samaritans.

They are just there for you and I never felt alone again as I started to sort myself out. Thank you Samaritans whoever you are.

'I phoned them just before dawn when my wife had left me and taken the children. The house was so silent and I had not slept again. I needed to hear someone's voice. What a comfort when I heard him answer. Samaritans are always there for me and anyone else. Thank you so much.'

Samaritans give you the time and space to find a way through.

call 116 123 (UK) and 116 123 (ROI)

Thank you Samaritans for your support and thanks from all our visitors who have found comfort and support in their times of distress.

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