THEIR VISION is that fewer people die by suicide.
THEIR MISSION is to make sure there is always someone there for anyone that needs someone and to give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others.
THEIR CHALLENGE set to the whole of the UK is to become better listeners.
Every year in July the Samaritans 201 branches all over the UK and the Republic of Ireland host local events to raise awareness that they are there to listen to anyone and everyone who is struggling to cope at any time of the day or night.
Everyday the Samaritans answer calls to around 10,000 people calling for help. The volunteers behind the phone will talk to anyone who is struggling to cope and will listen without judgement or pressure. They are currently working with schools, hospitals, prisons and the rail network to support people through difficult times and training more and more people to do the same aiming to prevent the crisis moments which drive people to suicide by offering support and guidance along their journey!