The Upper Mill, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AF

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Our Mission

To offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

With over 20,000 volunteers based in 201 branches across 5 nations, we’re actively involved in a community near you. We reach out and work with schools, colleges and universities, workplaces, health and welfare services, homeless shelters, prisons and other charities.

We also promote awareness of our service at local social venues, community events and music festivals.

How we do it

Why Samaritans?

We're carefully trained to put aside any personal beliefs. We won't give you a label, a diagnosis or a prescription.
And because you're talking to a stranger, you don't have to worry about our feelings.

We’re always here. We’re always open, round the clock, every single day of the year.

We're confidential. We want you to feel safe while talking to us, so you can tell us how you’re really feeling. That’s why we take your confidentiality very seriously

We support everyone. Our name is an historical accident. When the Daily Mirror first found out about our service, they described us as “Good Samaritans”, and the name stuck. You do not have to be religious in any way to volunteer or to get in touch – we talk to people of all faiths and of no faith. Volunteers do not impose their own religious, political, philosophical beliefs on anyone who contacts us.

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