We are the Samaritans

The Samaritans is a Western Australian based not for profit organisation working towards a society in which fewer individuals die by suicide. With services 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-judgemental, non-religious emotional support, every day from appropriately trained individuals.

As such, everything a Caller tells a Samaritan, including the fact that they have contacted us, is 100% confidential. Samaritans will only keep information on their callers if it is essential to their care, and callers maintain the right to make their own decisions at all times.

To fulfill our charter, the Samaritans works 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 suicide, suicidal behaviour and the value of expressing feelings.