NPC’s analysis of Samaritans.
Samaritans provides confidential emotional support for people are experiencing feelings of emotional distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. It offers support 24 hours a day via telephone, email, SMS messaging, face-to-face visits and written correspondence. It also provides outreach support in prisons, schools and the community. Since June 2008, chief executive, finance director and chair have all changed.