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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
  • Financial worries
  • 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.