Welcome to Edinburgh and the Lothians Samaritans
25 Torphichen Street, Edinburgh EH3 8HX Tel 0131 221 9999
Samaritans are available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional
support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair,
including those which may lead to suicide.
We are not a religious or a political organisation. We don't make judgments
and we don't offer advice. Instead, we believe in the value of having time and
space to explore difficult feelings. We also believe that being listened to in
confidence, and accepted without prejudice, can alleviate despair and suicidal
Edinburgh and the Lothians Samaritans was the second Branch to be set up in
the UK and the first in Scotland. We work from accessible premises in the West
End of Edinburgh 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Use the links to find out more about what we do, together with
how and why we do it. We always welcome new volunteers to the branch and we
invite you to get in touch if you are interested.
Whether you are seeking support, are interested in becoming a volunteer or
would just like to know more for any reason we hope you will find what you are
looking for on this website.
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