Important notice: We plan to carry out essential maintenance work to our website between 10pm On Monday 9 December and 6am on Tuesday 10 December and then again between 9pm on Tuesday 10 December and 6am Wednesday 11 December. Whilst this maintenance work is taking place please note that our website and online services will not be available. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Many different services provide counselling for their individual specialist area, for example bereavement counselling, drug and alcohol counselling and detailed information can usually be found within those services areas individual pages. Links to a number of organisations and charities can be found in the offsite links section on the right.
If you want to talk to someone you can talk to Samaritans at any time of the day or night.
Common reasons to call Samaritans are:
Relationship and family problems
Loss, including loss of a job, a friend or a family member through bereavement
Job-related stress or overwork
College or study related stress
Body image issues
Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do. Volunteers offer support by responding to phone calls, emails and letters. Alternatively, you can often drop in to a branch to have a face to face meeting.
Samaritans does not offer advice, but encourages people to talk about their feelings then they are able to explore all the options available to them. Samaritans believes that given the time and space to work problems or difficulties through in confidence, people can find an inner strength and perspective which lets them find their own way forward. Click on the link on the right for more information.