Who we are
Samaritans provides a safe space for people to talk, any time they like, in their own way about anything that is getting to them. The lines are open 24 hours a day, or people can email us. York Branch is also open for face to face callers. We don't make judgements, and we don't offer advice.
The York branch was founded in 1967 and is one of 202 branches nationwide. All of this is made possible by over 120 volunteers who take calls and answer emails, day and night. Volunteers also help with fundraising, running the Branch, managing our finances etc. This dedication is supported by generous public donations which make up nearly all our income. It currently costs approximately £100 each day to keep us open. Your support in helping us do this is greatly appreciated.
Outside of the branch our volunteers also give talks to local groups, schools, clubs and other organisations. These talks aim to explain the nature of our service to the local community and bring about greater openness about despairing or suicidal feelings. If you would like to arrange for speakers to come to you please visit our website for further information:
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The Samaritans,89 Nunnery Lane