Help in a Crisis
Having a crisis? Can't cope with life? Want someone to talk to for support? When life gets tough Samaritans is there 24 hours a day.
Samaritans is for anyone in distress. Your email will be sent anonymously so no one sees your contact details, but please remember for Samaritans to get back to you, you need to enter your email address.
When will they get back to me?
Depending on how busy the Samaritans' service is, you'll normally receive an answer between eight and 12 hours later but it can take more or less time. You can also call 08457 909090 anytime to speak to a trained volunteer. They can call you back if it's more convenient. Or you can drop in to a Samaritans branch (find your local branch here).
What can I talk to them about?
Anything that's getting you down. This could be money, exams or worries about school, college or work, because you are self-harming or being abused, or perhaps because you are concerned about relationships with friends, partners or family. You can contact Samaritans at any time of the day or night about any personal issues
What will they do for me?
One of their trained volunteers will listen and give you the time and space that could help you to find a way through. They don't judge or advise, and they're there 24 hours a day.