Our vision is for a society where fewer people end their own lives. Samaritans provide a unique confidential emotional support system for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that may lead to suicide. We do this on the telephone, by email and in schools, workplaces, prisons and hospitals with the elderly, young, homeless and isolated. We do this to make a real difference 24 hours a day, every day. "One call changed my life and I felt they really cared about what happened to me"