1 person takes his or her own life every 14 minutes in the UK
1 in 10 teenagers self harm
13 million working days are lost each year due to stress, in the UK
People contact Samaritans because of worries over relationships, health finances, loneliness, bereavement .... Of the 5 million contacts we received last year, only about 5% were from people seriously contemplating suicide.
Samaritans provides emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a year to everyone everywhere experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
We desperately need your support. Our service receives very little funding, yet each year we need to raise over £10m to be sure we are there for every person that contacts us.