About us

The Samaritans is a Western Australian based not for profit organisation working towards a society in which fewer people die by suicide. Our helpline is available to callers both locally and nationally, Samaritans is available every day to all individuals, from all walks of life.

As an organisation, we believe people who are experiencing feelings of distress and despair, including those who may be at risk of suicide, have the right to receive anonymous, non-judgmental, non-religious emotional support, every day from specially trained volunteers.

As such, everything a Caller tells a Samaritan, including the fact that they have contacted us, is 100% confidential to the Samaritans.

We work in partnership with schools, health and counseling services and community organisations as well as individuals. By providing these services we hope to promote a better understanding in the Australian Community about positive mental health, suicide prevention and the value of expressing feelings.