to Edinburgh and the Lothians Samaritans
25 Torphichen Street, Edinburgh EH3
8HX Tel 0131 221 9999
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 feelings.
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 on the left 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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Samaritans in Scotland and Choose Life
*We particularly welcome applications from people who are from
ethnic minorities and those from the new European states because these
groups are currently under-represented in the branch.